What You Need to Know About Malawi's Presidential Election Case

Malawi's Judiciary has said the presidential election nullification petition case will not end in 24 days as widely believed, adding that the matter may be prolonged to December 2019 before a resolution is made. The opposition MCP and UTM Party presidential candidates claim the polls were rigged in favour of President Peter Mutharika who was declared winner with 38% of the votes, trailed by Lazarus Chakwera with 35% and Saulos Chilima with 20%.

From left, MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera, President Peter Mutharika and UTM's Saulos Chilima.

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