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Membership organization principally for political parties who are represented in the National Assembly


CMD-Malawi is a membership organisation representing political parties that are in the National Assembly and a block from non- parliamentary parties. Below are the profiles of our member parties

Name of party


Secretary General

Director of women


Contact details


People’s Party (PP)


Dr. Joyce Hilda Banda


Clara Makungwa


P/Bag 388, Capital
City, Lilongwe 3.


United Democratic Party (UDF)


Hon. Atupele Muluzi

Kandi Padambo

Trifonia Dafter


P.O. Box 5496, Limbe


Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)


His Excellency, Prof. Arthur Peter Muntharika

Ecrain Julius Kudontoni

Zelia Chakale


P/Bag 340, Lilongwe.
Tel.: 01 776 176
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Alliance For Democracy (AFORD)


Enoch Chihana

Christopher Ritche

Thokozani Chitanda




Malawi Congress Party (MCP)


Dr. Lazarus Chakwera

Gustave Kaliwo

Dorothy Chirambo


Malawi Congress Party,
National Headquarters,
Private Bag 388,
Lilongwe 3







dppThe Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was formed in February 2005 by the then Malawian President His Excellency Professor Bingu wa Mutharika after a dispute over policy difference with the United Democratic Front, a party under which he was elected state president.

The party has since grown to be one of the strongest in Malawi. The DPP was established to restore the confidence of the people of Malawi in their government. The people wanted a government they could trust, a government that could deliver.

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