Malawi election threatens violence after two decades of democracy

Malawi’s tumultuous elections, held last week, have left the country reeling and at risk of violence. While peaceful campaigns marked the lead-up to the vote, havoc reigned on election day, when numerous polling centers didn’t ....

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US urges calm after Malawi vote

The United States on Monday called for calm in Malawi after polls to elect a new president raised the specter of a protracted political crisis. With at least 90 percent of the votes counted over ....

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Malawi Electoral Commission to delay election results

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) will extend the period of announcing the results of the presidential poll to 30 days, official said. MEC has finished the tallying of the votes cast in the May 20 ....

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AUC Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma calls for calm as the Malawi Electoral Commission completes its job

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma is closely following the post-election situation in Malawi and the growing anxiety over the operational challenges in the election phase and the announcement ....

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Malawi Electoral Commission to recount votes Monday

Malawi's electoral commission plans to begin a recount Monday of all votes cast in last week's presidential, legislative and local elections after discovering voter irregularities in some parts of the country. Officials say the electoral ....

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Chakwera refuses to comment on Joyce Banda’s order to annull the election process

During the MCP Press Briefing on Saturday in Lilongwe. MCP rep Lazarus Chakwera, kept it nice and short and said he was against pre-liminary results favouring a particular candidate. MCP asked MEC to stop announcement ....

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President has no powers to cancel an election: Malawi Law Society

Malawi Law Society chairperson Mandala Mambulasa has said   Malawi president Joyce Banda’s call to nullify elections results arguing the constitution does not give the president such powers. Banda held a press briefing in Lilongwe ....

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Govt suspends MBC Director General Benson Tembo

MBC director general Benson Tembo has been sent on forced leave. According to the letter which we have seen, Tembo is accused of failing to take lawful instructions from authorities. Below is the letter: Dr ....

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Suicide over Malawi vote: The case of Godfrey Kamanya, Malawi’s former Deputy Minister

A deputy minister in Malawi President Joyce Banda's cabinet committed suicide yesterday after losing his parliamentary seat in this week's general election. The tragedy was a bitter blow for Banda, who later said there had ....

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Peter Mutharika reaches 1million votes in 16 districts

Unofficial results from 16 districts of Malawi's 29 districts in the Presidential race. These districts are: Zomba, Mulanje, Balaka, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Neno, Dedza, Mchinji, Ntchisi, Dowa, Salima, Ntcheu, Likoma, Nkhatabay, Rumphi and Phalombe. 1. Peter ....

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Mutharika urges for calmness as imminent arrests loom for his aide

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Professor Peter Mutharika has appealed for calm among Malawians as elections situation tenses up. Mutharika was speaking at a press briefing a while ago at his Nyambadwe Residence to ....

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PRESS RELEASE – European Union Election Observation Mission to Malawi – 2014 Tripartite Elections

MALAWIANS SUCCEDED TO VOTE DESPITE CONSIDERABLE ORGANISATIONAL SHORTCOMINGS Blantyre, 22 May 2014. –The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) considered that notwithstanding considerable organisational shortcomings and a few isolated incidents of unrest, in particular ....

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