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United Democratic Front
- This article is about the United Democratic Front of Malawi. There is also a United Democratic Front in Namibia.
The United Democratic Front claims to be a liberal party in Malawi and is mainly strong in the southern region populated by ethnic Yao. The party is a member of Liberal International. Bakili Muluzi, who was president of Malawi from 1994 to 2004, was a member of the party, and as of early 2005 he is its chairman. At the last general elections, 20 may 2004, its candidate for president Bingu wa Mutharika won 35.9 % and was elected. The party itself won 49 out of 194 seats. But Muluzi's successor as president, Bingu wa Mutharika, after taking office, came into conflict with much of the party, including Muluzi, and he left the party in February 2005 to form the Democratic Progressive Party.
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