1993 Malawian democracy referendum

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1993 Malawian democracy referendum
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14 June 1993 (1993-06-14)

Votes %
One-party system1,088,47335.31%
Multi-party system1,993,99664.69%
Valid votes3,082,46997.75%
Invalid or blank votes70,9792.25%
Total votes3,153,448100.00%
Registered voters/turnout4,699,52767.1%

1993 Malawi Political System Referendum.svg
Results of the referendum by region (left) and district (right)

A referendum on reintroducing multi-party democracy was held in Malawi on 14 June 1993. Over 64% of voters voted to end the Malawi Congress Party's 31-year monopoly on power. Soon afterwards President Hastings Banda, leader since independence, was stripped of both his post of President for life and most of the dictatorial powers he had held since the institution of one-party rule in 1966. General elections were held the following year, in which Banda was defeated. Voter turnout for the referendum was 67% of the 4.7 million registered voters. [1]



Multi-party state1,993,99664.69
One-party state1,088,47335.31
Invalid/blank votes70,979
Registered voters/turnout4,699,52767.10
Source: African Elections Database

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