Malawi elections - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Malawi elections


Malawi opposition leader sworn in as new president

Jun 28, 2020 - 6:05 PM

Lazarus Chakwera wins a rerun of general elections, after the Constitutional Court overturned a May 2019 presidential election marred by widespread irregularities

NEW PRESIDENT. In this file photo taken on June 20, 2020, Malawi's main opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera arrives at Mtandire locations in the suburb of the capital Lilongwe for a rally. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP

Malawi president says election rerun marred by 'irregularities'

Jun 27, 2020 - 11:57 PM

'Sadly, as all Malawians have seen, this election is the worst in Malawi's history of our elections,' says Malawi President Peter Mutharika

IRREGULARITIES. Electoral officials and political party monitors count votes during the presidential elections during the presidential elections at the Mighty Caspia polling station in Area 23, a residential location in Lilongwe on June 23, 2020. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP

Malawi votes in closely-watched historic presidential rerun

Jun 23, 2020 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) Victory in the rerun will be determined by whoever garners more than 50% of the votes

RERUN. An electoral official (L) checks the voters' roll while people queue to vote at the Malembo polling station during the presidential elections in Lilongwe on June 23, 2020. Photo by Amos Gumulira/AFP

Second defeated Malawi candidate wants presidential vote anulled

Jun 01, 2019 - 9:49 PM

Both defeated presidential bet allege fraud in the recent Malawi elections

DEFEATED. Presidential bet Saulos Chilima contests the electoral victory of Peter Mutharika. File photo from Chilima's Facebook page

Chaotic Malawi election sparks legal battle

May 26, 2014 - 10:52 PM

Amid reports of irregularities the electoral commission the country s incumbent president and opposition parties are embroiled in lawsuits and counter suits over the count

Malawi to recount ballots amid claims of vote fraud

May 25, 2014 - 9:33 PM

The recount could start this week after an implementation plan was thrashed out with political parties

President claims 'serious irregularities' in Malawi vote

May 23, 2014 - 11:38 AM

Malawi s President Joyce Banda is calling for a manual audit of the vote following allegations of ballot tampering and the collapse of the computerized voter counting system

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