Malawi: 2014 National Assembly seat distribution by party and gender

Updated May 2015

Voting statistics


Registered Voters 7 470 806
Votes cast 5 234 506
% Turnout 70.07
Valid votes 5 159 872
Invalid votes 74 634
% Invalid 1.45

Source

Malawi Electoral Commission 2014a, final page.

Representation of women

There were 1290 candidates standing for election of whom 1033 were men and 257 women (19.2%; IPU 2014). Men won 160 of the contested 192, while women won the remaining 32, or 16.67% of the total (Malawi Electoral Commission 2014b, 7)

Results

One seat remained vacant due to the death of a candidate (IPU 2014)

Party Seats % seats
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 50 26.04
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) 48 25.00
People's Party (PP) 26 13.54
United Democratic Front (UDF) 14 7.29
Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) 1 0.52
Chipani Cha Pfuko (CCP) 1 0.52
Independents 52 27.08
Total 192 99.99

Source

Malawi Electoral Commission 2014b, 7.

References

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION (IPU) 2014 "Malawi National Assembly: Last Elections", 21 May, 16, [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2195_E.htm. (accessed 22 May 2015).

MALAWI ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2014a "Parliamentary Election Results 2014", 21 May, 2014, [www] http://www.mec.org.mw/Portals/0/Parliament%20results.pdf (accessed 22 May 2015).

MALAWI ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2014b Parliamentary Results - List of Candidates Declared Winners by Malawi Electoral Commission.