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The Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Malawi, 17 May 1994

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These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the SecretaryGeneral, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.

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The Political Background

Malawi achieved independence in 1964, its national movement spearheaded by the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), originally known as the Nyasaland African Congress, under the leadership of Dr Hastings Banda. On 6 July 1966, it became a republic, with the MCP as the sole party and Dr Banda as President. In 1971 Dr Banda was voted ‘Life President’ of the country.

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