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Members of Parliament

The National Assembly of Malawi is the supreme legislative body in the nation. It is situated on Capitol Hill, Lilongwe along Presidential Way. The National Assembly alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all other political bodies in Malawi. At its head is the Speaker of the House who is elected by his or her peers. Since June 2014 the Speaker is Honourable Richard Msowoya. Though the Constitution of Malawi provides that there shall be a Senate and a National Assembly, in practice, Malawi has unicameral legislative body as only the latter is functional. Its composition consists of representatives from each constituency who are commonly addressed as “Members of Parliament” or “MP’s”. The National Assembly has 193 members directly elected from single member constituencies and serve five-year terms which could be renewed.

CURRENT PARLIAMENT

The current parliament was inaugurated after the 2014 tripartite elections. No party managed to secure a majority in the house. Two by-elections were subsequently held for Thyolo East and Blantyre North constituencies.

Peter Mutharika coudn’t keep his constituency seat, Thyolo North after winning the presidential elections while a Malawi Congress Party candidate died in the latter.

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Total Number of MPs

CURRENT MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

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