Malawi Elections - A Three-Horse Race Too Close to Call

On 21 May, Malawi goes to the polls to vote for the president, members of parliament and local councillors in what could be the most tightly-contested elections yet. There are three leading candidates vying to be Malawi's next president in the fifth elections since the country's return to multiparty democracy.

President Peter Mutharika, Vice President Saulos Chilima of UTM and Lazarous Chakwera of the main opposition Malawi Congress Party.

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