Malawi News Agency (Lilongwe)

20 May 2014

Malawi: JB Casts Vote in Domasi in Malawi's First Tripartite Elections

Photo: MESN
Supporters of different political parties mingle

Zomba — President Dr Joyce Banda on Tuesday morning casted her vote at Malemia Primary School Polling Center, Group Village Headman Mtogolo at Domasi in Zomba in the historic 2014 Tripartite Elections.

People started flocking to the center early morning hours although voting started at 40 minutes late instead of the normal time of 6. 00 am hrs due to some drizzle that hampered to start voting in the open to avoid wetting ballot papers.

Speaking to both international and local journalists after voting, President Banda asked Malawians to maintain law, peace and order during and after the elections.

The President also emphasized the need for every eligible person to vote in these elections, saying it was the right of every Malawian to choose leaders of their choice - president, councilors and members of parliament.

Generally, voting in Zomba has started at a good note with no serious incidences although late delivery of some voting materials affected some few areas where the voting started a bit late.

Likangala Secondary School is a place where the district tally center has been set-up to have an aggregate of all votes counted in the 10 constituencies of the district in the categories of president, councilor and Member of Parliament.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is expected to announce the official results after collecting results from all the districts in Malawi.

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