Heads of state of Malawi

Heads of State of Malawi (1964-Present)

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Notes
The Dominion of Malawi
6 July 1964 to 6 July 1966 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states known as the Commonwealth realms: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize,...

represented by:-
    6 July 1964 to 6 July 1966    Sir Glyn Smallwood Jones
Glyn Smallwood Jones
Sir Glyn Smallwood Jones, GCMG, MBE , was a British colonial administrator in Southern Africa. He was the last governor of Nyasaland from 1961 until it achieved independence in 1964. He served as the only Governor-General of Malawi from 1964 until it became a republic in 1966...

, Governor-General
Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
The Republic of Malawi
6 July 1966 to 21 May 1994 Hastings Banda
Hastings Banda
Hastings Kamuzu Banda was the leader of Malawi and its predecessor state, Nyasaland, from 1961 to 1994. After receiving much of his education overseas, Banda returned to his home country to speak against colonialism and advocate for independence...

, President
21 May 1994 to 20 May 2004 Bakili Muluzi
Bakili Muluzi
Elson Bakili Muluzi is a Malawian politician. He was the President of Malawi from 1994 to 2004 and was Chairman of the United Democratic Front until 2009.-Presidency:...

, President
20 May 2004 to Present Bingu wa Mutharika
Bingu wa Mutharika
Bingu wa Mutharika is a Malawi economist who is President of Malawi. He took office on 24 May 2004 after winning a disputed presidential election...

, President


  • MCP - Malawi Congress Party
    Malawi Congress Party
    The Malawi Congress Party is a political party in Malawi.It was the successor to the Nyasaland African Congress , which was banned in 1959.The MCP was founded by Hastings Banda and other NAC leaders in 1960....

  • UDF - United Democratic Front
    United Democratic Front (Malawi)
    The United Democratic Front claims to be a liberal party in Malawi and is mainly strong in the southern region populated by ethnic Yao. Until 2009 the party was a member of Liberal International, which it joined at the latter's Reykjavík Congress in 1994...

  • DPP - Democratic Progressive Party
    Democratic Progressive Party (Malawi)
    The Democratic Progressive Party is the ruling political party in Malawi. The party was formed in February 2005 by Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika after a dispute with the United Democratic Front....

See also

  • List of colonial heads of Malawi (Nyasaland)
  • List of heads of government of Malawi
  • Lists of incumbents

External links

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