Malawi's Mutharika Re-Elected - But Only Just
Malawian President Peter Mutharika has narrowly secured a second five-year term in office after winning the country's presidential election. The presidential and parliamentary elections took place last week, but the country's electoral commission stopped releasing results updates on Friday after receiving complaints of voting irregularities. On Saturday, the High Court ordered a partial election recount. The court lifted the injunction on Monday, and the electoral commission confirmed Mutharika's narrow victory.
President Peter Mutharika voting at Goliati, in Thyolo.
President Peter Mutharika has taken a strong lead in the 80% of votes counted in the presidential race, according to results from the Malawi Electoral Commission. Read more »
The High Court order came after complaints from the main opposition party of vote-rigging - and the Electoral Council was ordered not to announce results. Read more »
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