Updated June 2006
In the run-up to the 2004 elections a coalition was formed between the ruling United Democratic Front and the Alliance For Democracy (EISA 2004a, 15).
Several parties formed the opposition Mgwirizano Coalition, which consisted of the People Progressive Movement, Malawi Forum for Unity and Development, People's Transformation Party, Movement for Genuine Democracy, Republican Party, National Unity Party, and Malawi Democratic Party (EISA 2004a, 15).
|Registered voters||5 184 086|
|Total voters||3 205 863|
|Valid votes||3 119 645|
EISA 2004b, 6.
|Bingu Wa Mutharika||United Democratic Front/
Alliance For Democracy
|1 119 738||35.8|
|John Tembo||Malawi Congress Party (MCP)||846 457||27.0|
|Gwanda Chakuamba||Mgwirizano Coalition||802 386||26.0|
|Brown Mpinganjira||National Democratic Alliance (NDA)||272 172||8.7|
|Justin Malewezi||Independent||78 892||2.5|
|Total||3 119 645||100.0|
EISA 2004a, 29.
EISA 2004a, Eisa Election Observer Mission Report: Malawi Parliamentary and Presidential Elections, 20 May 2004 [PDF document], 29.
EISA 2004b, EISA Election Update: Malawi 2004, no. 1 [PDF document].