Election officials have started counting votes in Malawi's closely contested elections. Incumbent Peter Mutharika is seeking a second five-year term but faces a strong challenge from opposition Vice President Saulos Chilima and former Baptist preacher Lazarus Chakwera.
Counting Started in Malawi's Tight Three-Way Election
Deutsche Welle, 22 May 2019
Vote counting has started in Malawi after Tuesday's elections. President Peter Mutharika, hoping for a second term, is battling to hold off two serious rivals. Read more »
Electoral Commission Says Results Available in Eight Days
Nyasa Times, 21 May 2019
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah has said official esults for one of the country's most unpredictable presidential elections will be be announced "within 8… Read more »
Counting Under Way in Watershed Election
Vote counting in what has been described as one of Malawi's most unpredictable presidential elections has begun in stations where all voters have cast their ballots except for… Read more »
Electoral Commission Warns On Violence
Nyasa Times, 22 May 2019
Pollster Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has warned that those contemplating on engaging post elections violence should desist from doing so saying security detail from both the… Read more »
New Party Performs Badly, Early Results Suggest
New kid on the political block UTM Party has performed badly in legislative and local government polls with its top brass failing to win seats including the party's director of… Read more »
'Broadcasting Blackout' During Election
Earliest results of Malawi's tripartite elections held Tuesday started trickling in dribs and drabs but were hampered by a connection problem on the part of some media houses who… Read more »
Exit Polls Show Tight Race
President Peter Mutharika who is seeking a second term and is being challenged by his deputy, Saulos Chilima, the leader of biggest opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Lazarus… Read more »
EU Observer Mission Impressed With Progress of Malawi Election
The European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission to Malawi has expressed preliminary satisfaction on Malawi's tripartite elections which began Tuesday morning across morning. Read more »
Voting in progress at Goliati in Thyolo where President Peter Mutharika will cast his vote.
The MEC Chair was on the ground in Blantyre as polls opened.
Prisoners voting in Mulanje.
Mutharika Votes At Goliati, Confident of Re-Election
President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday went to his home village in Thyolo, to exercise his right to vote by casting his vote at Goliati Primary School in the district. Read more »
Police Arrest 2 Poll Monitors for Attempting to Vote Twice
Malawi Police in Mchinji have arrested two election monitors for attempting to vote twice at different centres. Read more »
Voting Underway in High-Stakes Election
Malawians began voting for their next president, 193 legislators and 463 ward councillors on Tuesday (May 21), in the country's second tripartite elections. Read more »
Joyce Banda Encourages Malawians to Step Out and Vote
Former president Joyce Banda has encouraged Malawians to take part in the voting exercise of the tripartite elections. Read more »
President Mutharika - 'It's Quite Obvious That We're Going to Win'
Deutsche Welle, 20 May 2019
On the eve of elections in Malawi, President Peter Mutharika gave DW an exclusive interview. Talking to DW's correspondent Adrian Kriesch, Mutharika accused the opposition of… Read more »
Chilima Votes Despite 40 Minutes Delay, Satisfied With Early Turnout
The man who wants to be Malawi's next president Saulos Chilima on Tuesaday arrived early at St Thomas Polling Centre in the country's capital Lilongwe to cast his vote in the… Read more »
All Set for Malawi Watershed Elections - MEC Says All Poll Materials in Centres
Nyasa Times, 20 May 2019
Elections managers, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says all electoral materials have now reached voting centres except for a few. Read more »
DPP Candidate Missing On Ballot Paper in Mpemba Ward Councillor's Poll
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspiring Ward Councillor for Mpemba Ward, Hector Kamiza is missing on ballot papers which were verified on Monday. Read more »
President Peter Mutharika has sucked former Zimbabwe police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri into a sensational rigging plot, while another report asks why the government has ... Read more »
"In 2014 I survived five assassination of attempts, and my predecessor [Joyce Banda ] tried to cling over to power but I ensured peace," Malawi President Peter Mutharika has said ... Read more »
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 ... Read more »
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