n Conflict Trends - Malawi's post-election woes

Volume 1999, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


The 15 June 1999 election saw Malawi's President Bakili Muluzi of the United Democratic Front (UDF) returning to power amid strong protests from the main opposition parties. The results gave Muluzi 2 442 685 votes against 2 106 790 for the opposition alliance candidate, Gwanda Chakuamba. These results were also reflective of the pre-election analysis that the election would be a closely contested event.

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