Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika has so far taken 40.44% of votes and is in the lead to be re-elected as Malawi’s president.
The Malawi Electoral Commission has announced that opposition leader of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Lazarus Chakwera, has 35.4% while the Deputy President and leader of the United Transformation Movement Saulos Chilima, has secured 18.35% of the votes.
The counted votes so far have put Chilima in a distant reach from the incumbent president.
— Malawi Government (@MalawiGovt) May 23, 2019
Malawi probes contested results, Chilima loses parliamentary bid
Malawi’s election body has separated results in the case of Lauderdale to allow for further investigations in the case, the body has however, dismissed the petition from Goliath school for what was said is a lack of merit.
It remains unclear which party launched the petition and for which contravention of the electoral regulation, but results from the Ntcheu North East constituency revealed that Everton Chimulirenji came third in the race.
An unexpected turn of events has shown that the aspirational vice-presidential incumbent lost his parliamentary bid.
Arthur Chipungu, an independent candidate, is said to have won the race with Joseph Malingamoyo UTM candidate coming in second.
These results come after 75% of the votes have been counted following Tuesday May 21’s elections in Malawi.
MCP supporters mocking DPP team pic.twitter.com/cYOILblGjq
— Malawi Elections 2019🇲🇼 (@Malawi2014) May 23, 2019
Some headlines over time – from leads to neck and neck pic.twitter.com/8M35Z4bZsJ
— Malawi Elections 2019🇲🇼 (@Malawi2014) May 24, 2019
Koketso Ramorei is a journalist and news editor of SADC News with years of experience in a number of genres including sports, politics and community reporting. He has worked for a numerous publications including The Citizen Newspaper and is a former editor of a Johannesburg-based off-campus publication called The Waldorfian Times.