Malawi: 2019 Presidential election candidates

Updated February 2019

The 2019 Presidential elections were scheduled to take place on the 21st of May 2019. There are 9 candidates, 8 running under the banner of a political party and 1 independent.

Disqualified candidate

Loudon Titan Malingamoyo Phiri of National Salvation Front (NASAF) was disqualified because he met the minimum requirement of 10 electors in one district only out of the required 28.

Approved candidates

Candidate Running Mate Party Gender
Arthur Peter Mutharika Everton Herbert Chulireng Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Man
Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima Dr Michael Bizwick Usi United Transformation Movement (UTM) Man
Dr Lazarus Chakwera Sidik Mia Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Man
Dr Atupele Austin Muluzi Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo United Democratic Front (UDF) Man
Dr Joyce Hilda Banda Dr Jerry Alexander Jana People's Party (PP) Women
Dr Cassim Hamim Chilumpha Miss Zione Tikonze Peoples Movement (TPM) Man
Prof John Eugene Chisi Timothy Watch Kamulete Umodzi Party (UP) Man
Peter Dominic Sinosi Driver Kuwani Archbald McLenard Kalawang'oma Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) Man
Rev Hardiwick Kaliya Mabvuto Alfred Ng'ona Independent Man

Table source

Malawi Electoral Commission 2019


MALAWI24 2019 "Approved presidential candidates for the 2019 Tripartite Election", 15 Feb, [www] (accessed 26 Feb 2019).

MALAWI ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2019 "Approved presidential candidates for the 2019 Tripartite Election", 14 Feb, [www] (accessed 26 Feb 2019).