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Malawi’s Chakwera sworn in

  Lilongwe, Malawi | THE INDEPENDENT & XINHUA | Malawi’s new President Lazaurs Chakwera has promised a new beginging for his country, as he was sworn in Sunday by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda SC. “I know there many of you who didn’t vote me and the prospect of my presidency gives …

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Malawians to cast vote in fresh presidential poll Tuesday

    LILONGWE, Malawi | XINHUA | Thirteen months after Malawi held tripartite elections in May 2019, the country is going to conduct fresh presidential election Tuesday, June 23. This follows the monumental Feb. 3 court ruling which annulled the May 2019 presidential poll after a lengthy legal battle in …

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Malawi president lashes out against poll nullification

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | President Peter Mutharika has accused Malawi’s judiciary of agitating for regime change after the courts nullified last year’s presidential vote and ordered fresh elections by July 3. Malawi’s top court rejected Mutharika’s bid to overturn the landmark ruling quashing his controversial re-election, paving the way for a re-run, scheduled for …

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Malawi could bring forward vote re-run by a week

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s presidential election re-run could be brought forward by a week to comply with a court order that a new leader be declared within 150 days of a ruling that quashed last year’s polls, the electoral commission has said. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) had set July 2 for a …

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Malawi opposition leaders file bids for election re-run

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s two main opposition figures on Wednesday presented nomination papers for a re-run in July of elections that saw President Peter Mutharika controversially returned to office. The southern African country made history in February when its top court overturned last year’s vote and called for fresh …

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Malawi president takes wage cut to fund virus fight

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP |  Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika said Saturday he was taking a wage cut to help fund the fight against the coronavirus, and ordered his government to the same. Mutharika said in a statement he had ordered the treasury to cut his own salary and the wages …

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ANALYSIS: Discrediting elections

Why the opposition playbook carries risks Malawi recently held its breath as the Constitutional Court took ten hours to painstakingly read out its verdict on the highly controversial 2019 presidential elections. When it finally became clear that the judgment would nullify the election of President Peter Mutharika, jubilant opposition supporters …

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