PRESIDENT MUTHARIKA RE-ELECTED AFTER COURT BATTLE

Africa Politics

President Peter Mutharika has been re-elected for another five-year term amidst delays over suspected rigging.

Mutharika gained a narrow victory with 38 percent of the vote, against the Challenger Lazarus Chakwera.

Voters in Malawi polled to elect their next president and a new parliament last Tuesday.

President Mutharika ran against two former allies, Lazarus Chakwera and Deputy President Saulos Chilima.

The results announced earlier on the weekend were stalled after the electoral commission received over a hundred complaints of rigging.

Reports of tampering sparked protests in opposition strongholds.

The court lifted the injunction later, and the electoral commission confirmed Mutharika’s narrow victory.

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