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The President of the Republic of Malawi is the head of state and head of government of Malawi. The president leads the executive branch of the Government of Malawi and is the commander-in-chief of the Malawian Defence Force.

President of the
Republic of Malawi
Mtsogoleri wa Dziko la Malawi (in Chichewa)
Flag of the President of Malawi.svg
Presidential Standard
Peter Mutharika

since 31 May 2014
Executive branch of the Malawian Government
Style His Excellency (formal)
Member of Cabinet
Seat Lilongwe
Term length Five years, renewable once consecutively
Constituting instrument Constitution of Malawi
Formation 6 July 1966
First holder Hastings Banda
Deputy Vice President of Malawi
Salary US$ 42,000 p.a.[1]


Latest electionEdit

Candidate Party Votes %
Peter Mutharika Democratic Progressive Party 1,904,399 36.4
Lazarus Chakwera Malawi Congress Party 1,455,880 27.8
Joyce Banda People's Party 1,056,236 20.2
Atupele Muluzi United Democratic Front 717,224 13.7
Kamuzu Chibambo People's Transformation Party 19,360 0.4
Mark Katsonga Progressive Party Movement 15,830 0.3
John Chisi Umodzi Party 12,048 0.2
George Nnesa Tisinthe Alliance 11,042 0.2
James Nyondo National Salvation Front 10,623 0.2
Hellen Singh United Independent Party 9,668 0.2
Friday Jumbe Labour Party 8,819 0.2
Davis Katsonga Chipani cha Pfuko 7,454 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 56,675
Total 5,288,258 100
Registered voters/turnout 7,475,806 70.8
Source: Maravi Post

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