Leaders of Malawi
(Republic of Malawi)
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Note: Since the independence on 6 Jul 1964 to the proclamation of the Republic on 6 Jul 1966 the head of State was the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, represented by a Governor-General.

Parties: MCP: Malawi Congress Party; UDF: United Democratic Front; DPP: Democratic Progressive Party (split from UDF in 2005); PP: Peoples' Party (split from DPP in 2011)

Look for biographies of the leaders (in Spanish) at CIDOB website.


Heads of State
Governor-General
Glyn Smallwood Jones    6 Jul 1964 -  6 Jul 1966 (+1992)       

Presidents of the Republic
Hastings Kamuzu Banda   6 Jul 1966 - 21 May 1994 (+1997) MCP
Elson Bakili Muluzi    21 May 1994 - 24 May 2004         UDF
Bingu wa Mutharika     24 May 2004  - 5 Apr 2012 (+2012) UDF, DPP
Joyce Hilda Banda       7 Apr 2012 - 31 May 2014         PP
Arthur Peter Mutharika 31 May 2014 -                     DPP

Prime Minister
Hastings Kamuzu Banda   1 Feb 1963 -  6 Jul 1966 (+1997) MCP


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