Malawi Votes in Tightly Contested Polls

Malawians are voting in what promises to be the country's most contested elections with the opposition expected to benefit from President Joyce Banda's failure to deal with poverty and corruption.


Photo: MESN

Supporters of different political parties mingle

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  • Malawi:  A Prisoner's Vote Counts - CHREAA

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  • Southern Africa:  SADC Parliamentary Forum Deploys 40 Election Observers to Malawi

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    To ensure free and fair elections, Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum (PF) has deployed a 40 member group to observe the May 20, tripartite and ... read more »

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  • Malawi:  People's Party to Restructure the MHC to Enhance Efficiency

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  • Malawi:  Lilongwe Candidates, Communities Sign MoU

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    Candidates for the four major political parties in the May 20 parliamentary and local government polls in Lilongwe South Constituency over the weekend signed a memorandum of ... read more »

  • Malawi:  President Banda Confident of New Mandate

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