DPP win most MPs 62, independents 55 , MCP 55: UDF has 10, UTM 4

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has won more seats in the National Assembly claiming 62 legislators, according to official results declared by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) on Saturday following the May 22 Tripartite just elections.

DPP top officials react at Comesa – Pic by Abel Ikiloni, Mana

In 2014 elections the DPP got 48 legislators and in the recent pols the party has gained more to reach 62.

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which was the main opposition have won 55 MPs and likely will provide the leader of opposition in Parliament if its president Lazarus Chakwera is not declared winner in the presidential race.

Independent legislators continue to grow and the block will also have have 55 seats like MCP.

The United Democratic Front  (UDF) has seen its number dwindle to 10 MPs as its president Atupele Muluzi lost in the polls.

Peoples Party (PP) of former president Joyce Banda has also been trimmed in its parliamentary strength to only 5 seats.

New political party led by Vice President Saulos Chilima has won four MPs in its debut polls.

Aford which has one seat in last parliament has also one MP and after the loss of its president Enock Chihana, the new Aford legislator is Yeremiah Chihana.

The Malawi National Assembly has 193 seats.

Parliamentary election did not take place in one constituency in Lilongwe because of death of a candidate.

Announcing  results at the National tally centre in Blantyre, MEC chairwoman Jane Ansah congratulated the winners and urged them to cerebrate with humility.

“I urge you to celebrate with responsibility and respect for the opponent. For those who have lost I say it is the will of the people of Malawi. What binds us together is greater than what divides us into political parties,” she said.

Ansah declared the parliamentary election as “free and fair. “

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Kapado Chimuthawirenji
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I feel sorry for my friend Ralph Kamoto who was counting on UTM to form the next Government so he could get a job after being dismissed from MERA.Udandiseka ine nditachosedwa ntchito, lero nawe uli pa ulova koma ine ndidaipeza ina ntchito without a political backing. They say chaona m’nzako chapita, mawa chiri pa iwe. Similarly, lunga lunga pobadwa, chilema chichita kudza.

Penzura Murozvi
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How does it work now the President with 32% in Parliament. This will be a very interesting parliament where the ruling party do not have majority. Can anyone fill me on how the constitution operates.

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Actually, most people are pleasantly surprised that DPP won both the Presidency and a plurality of MPs in Parliament. A thirty five percent gain … almost unheard of in our recent history of democracy. This suggests something is seriously wrong with MCP: the buck must stop with the leadership -oChakwera. The heavyweights in that Party must, for once, demonstrate they have a back bone, and force the leader out. Two colossal failures are enough; otherwise MCP will die slowly, death by a thousand cuts. For all that bravado, UTM and their leader cannot be proud of fewer seats than PP!… Read more »

Banda
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Banda

PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN ONE CONSITuANCY IN LILONGWE HAS NOT VOTED DO TO DEATH OF CANDIDATE. Presidential result should be postponed until this constituency votes

Record
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Record

The constituency voted for councilor and presidential candidates but not MP. Get your facts right before posting.

Revolutionary
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You are dull, parliamentary vote was postponed and not presidential and local government votes….umbuli too much achewa ….anaimitsa vote ya MP and not president and councilor…..

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Koma awanso. 🤣🤣🤣 They voted for president and councilors not MP