Prime Minister of Malawi

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Monarch (1964–1966)[change | change source]

The succession to the throne was the same as the succession to the British throne.

Monarch
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Reign Royal House Prime Minister
Reign start Reign end Time in office
1 Queen Elizabeth II
(1926–)
Queen Elizabeth II in March 2015.jpg 6 July 1964 6 July 1966 2 years Windsor Banda

Governor-General[change | change source]

The Governor-General was the representative of the monarch in Malawi and exercised most of the powers of the monarch. The Governor-General was appointed for an indefinite term, serving at the pleasure of the monarch. After the passage of the Statute of Westminster 1931, the Governor-General was appointed solely on the advice of the Cabinet of Malawi without the involvement of the British government. In the event of a vacancy the Chief Justice served as Officer Administering the Government.

Status

     Denotes Chief Justice acting as Officer Administering the Government

Governor-General
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Monarch Prime Minister
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Sir Glyn Jones
(1908–1992)
No image.png 6 July 1964 6 July 1966 2 years Elizabeth II Banda

List of Presidents Prime Minister[change | change source]

     Denotes Vice-President acting as President

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Took office Left office
1 Hastings Banda
(1898–1997) [1]
Dr HK Banda, first president of Malawi.jpg 6 July 1966 21 May 1994 Malawi Congress Party
2 Bakili Muluzi
(1943–)
Muluzi.png 21 May 1994 24 May 2004 1994
1999
United Democratic Front
3 Bingu wa Mutharika
(1934–2012)
Mutharika at Met.jpg 24 May 2004 5 April 2012
(died in office.)
2004 United Democratic Front
2009 Democratic Progressive Party [2]
4 Joyce Banda
(1950–)
Joyce Banda August 2012.jpg 7 April 2012 31 May 2014 People's Party
5 Peter Mutharika
(1940–)
Peter Mutharika 2011 (cropped).jpg 31 May 2014 Incumbent 2014 Democratic Progressive Party

References[change | change source]

  1. Served as President for Life from 6 July 1971 to November 1993
  2. Founded in 2005