Malawi is governed under the constitution of 1994. The president, who is both head of state and head of government, is popularly elected for a five-year term and is eligible for a second term. The unicameral legislature consists of the 193-seat National Assembly, whose members are also elected by popular vote for five-year terms. Administratively, Malawi is divided into 27 districts.
Sections in this article:
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Malawi Government from Fact Monster:
- Malawi: Government - Government Malawi is governed under the constitution of 1994. The president, who is both head of ...
- Malawi - Malawi Profile: Geography, People, History, Government and Political Conditions, Economy, Foreign Relations, U.S.-Malawian Relations