Malawi: 2019 Presidential election results

Updated Feb 2020

The election took place on 21 May 2019. [Update] The results of the elections were annulled by the Constitutional Court on 3 February 2020 and has ordered new elections be held in 151 days.

Voting statistics


Registered Voters 6,859,570
Votes cast 5,105,983
% Turnout 74.44
Valid votes 5,031,264
Invalid votes 74,719
% Invalid 1.46

Table source

Malawi Electoral Commission 2019.

Results


Candidate Party Votes % Votes
Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) 1,940,709 38.57
Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera Malawi Congress Party (MCP) 1,781,740 35.41
Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima United Transformation Movement (UTM) 1,018,369 20.24
Atupele Muluzi United Democratic Front (UDF) 235,164 4.67
Peter Dsd Kuwani Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) 20,369 0.40
Prof John Eugenes Chisi Umodzi Party (UP) 19,187 0.38
Rev Hadwick Kaliya Independent 15,726 0.31
Total 5,031,264 99.98

Table source

Malawi Electoral Commission 2019.

Reference

MALAWI ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2019 "National Results", 30 May, [www] https://www.mec.org.mw/elections/#/ (accessed 29 May 2019).

BBC 2020 "Malawi election: Court orders new vote after May 2019 result annulled", 3 Feb, [www] https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-51324241 (accessed 4 Feb 2020).