Malawi: 1964 Legislative Assembly election results

Updated April 2007

According to Lodge et al (2002, 123):

During constitutional talks in London in September 1963 it was agreed that general elections would be held in April 1064. The new constitution provided for a Legislative Assembly of 53 members, 50 of whom would be elected on a general voters' roll on the basis on universal suffrage. The remaining three seats were reserved for European members on a special voters' roll. There was no separate provision for Asian representation, as the Nyasaland Asian Convention earlier dissolved and declared its support for the MCP [Malawi Congress Party].

Voter statistics

Roll Registered % registered Seats % seats
General 1 871 790 99.96 50 94.3
Special 814 0.04 3 5.7
Total 1 872 604 100.0 53 100.0

Seat allocation

All of the seats were uncontested and all candidates were returned unopposed without a single poll being conducted (Lodge et al 2002, 123).

Party General Special Total
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) 50 0 50
Nyasaland Constitutional Party (NCP) 0 3 3
Total 50 3 53

Table source

Lodge et al 2002, 123.

Reference

LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA.