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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 vice president sues president over electoral body

Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Malawian Vice President Saulos Chilima has filed a lawsuit against President Peter Mutharika after he refused to fire the electoral commissioners who oversaw last year’s failed election, his lawyer said Thursday. A battle has been raging for months between the opposition and head of state over the May 21 vote, …

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Malawi VP and Joyce Banda unite ahead of election

  Blantyre, Malawi | AFP | Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima and former president Joyce Banda have formed an alliance to take on the ruling party in May elections, a joint statement said Friday. The opposition alliance does not include the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which came second to the ruling …

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