MALAWI ELECTION INVALIDATED AS COURT ORDERS FOR A FRESH ELECTION

The constitutional court of Malawi has canceled the 2019 controversial election in the country that had President (Prof) Peter Arthur Mutharika being returned to the presidency.

The Chief Judge of the country has discovered that there were widespread of election irregularities in Malawi during the 21st May presidential election.

The BBC reports that this is going to be the first election to be legally challenged since Malawi’s independence in 1964.

Therefore, the court has ordered for a fresh election which will take place within 151 days.

Again, BBC reports that there have been regular anti-government protests since the election.

The court ruled that Mr Mutharika will stay in power until a new election takes place.

The judges, on Monday, 3rd February, upheld the complaint after arriving at the court in the capital, Lilongwe, under military escort.

According to the official results, Mr Chakwera, who claims he won the election, garnered 35.4% of the vote as the flag bearer for the Malawi Congress Party.

Mr Chilima, a former ally of the president, got 20.2%. He was the candidate for the UTM.

Jerry Johnny

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