Who won Malawi elections 2020?

Who won Malawi elections 2020?

Elected President The result of the re-run elections was a victory for Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party, who defeated Mutharika by margin of 59% to 40%. The elections were hailed by observers as being both free and fair.

Which party is leading in Malawi?

General elections were held in Malawi on 21 May 2019 to elect the President, National Assembly and local government councillors. Incumbent President Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party was re-elected, with his party remaining the largest in the National Assembly.

Who won the 2021 presidential election in Uganda?

Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, chair of the Electoral Commission, declared Museveni the winner of the presidential election on 16 January, stating that he won 59% of the vote, with Wine taking 35%.

Who has been elected as the new president of Malawi?

The current President is Lazarus Chakwera sworn in as president of Malawi on 28th June 2020.

When was Lazarus Chakwera elected?

Lazarus Chakwera

His Excellency Lazarus Chakwera
Assumed office 28 June 2020
Vice President Saulos Chilima
Preceded by Peter Mutharika

Is Malawi undergoing democratization?

The government of Malawi has been a multi-party democracy since 1994. The Economist Intelligence Unit rated Malawi a “hybrid regime” in 2019.

How many MPs are there in Malawi?

Malawi therefore has a unicameral legislature in practice. The National Assembly has 193 Members of Parliament (MPs) who are directly elected in single-member constituencies using the simple majority (or first-past-the-post) system and serve five-year terms.

Who is Dr Lazarus Chakwera?

Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera (born 5 April 1955) is a Malawian theologian and politician who has served as President of Malawi since June 2020. In addition to the Presidency, he also gave himself a cabinet portfolio as Minister of Defence.

Where is Lazarus Chakwera now?

Chairperson of SADC Lazarus Chakwera was elected by member states of SADC as the Chairperson of the group. He is currently the chairman of the SADC which he assumed from his predecessor, Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on August 2021.