Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera is currently leading in 35 percent of votes counted by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

MEC Chairperson Dr. Jane Ansah disclosed this during a media briefing held on Wednesday night at the main Tally Centre in the commercial capital Blantyre.

According to Ansah, Chakwera has amassed 533,217 votes representing 37.65 percent while his strong contender Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has amassed 524,247 votes representing 37.01 percent.

United Transformation Movement (UTM) President Dr. Saulos Chilima is on the third position with 293,978 votes representing 20.76 percent.

Atupele Muluzi of United Democratic Front (UDF) has amassed 48,766 votes representing 3.44 percent; Professor John Eugenes Chisi of Umodzi Party has 5,786 votes representing 0.41percent; Peter DSD Kuwani of Mbakuwawaku Movement for Development (MMD) has got 6,113 votes representing 0.43 percent while independent candidate Reverend Hadwick Kaliya has 4,308 votes representing 0.30 percent.

Meanwhile MEC is expected to give new updates this morning.

More details to follow..

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