The High Court in Lilongwe has called for what it calls a scheduling conference on Friday to look into the case by Malawi Congress Party President Lazarus Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima who are contesting results of the May 21 presidential election.

The case has President Peter Mutharika and the Malawi Electoral Commission among respondents.Some of the issues the parties will look at include; whether they need to amend any of their supporting documents, whether they want to seek further and better particulars of any of either partie’s case, whether there are matters that are agreed facts and also whether any party should be added or removed from the case.

The conference comes following court order to consolidate cases in which the MCP and UTM separately challenged results of the Presidential polls in the May 21 tripartite elections in which Malawi Electoral Commission declared President Peter Mutharika winner.

The court also ordered that the consolidated case be heard as a constitutional matter.

Source ; Times

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