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Unbelievable: Court Nullifies Malawian Presidential Election, Orders Fresh Polls

Unbelievable: Court Nullifies Malawian Presidential Election, Orders Fresh Polls

NEWS, Politics
By Keefa Nuwahereza A very unusual phenomenon in Africa has occurred after  the Constitutional Court in Malawi on Monday nullified the results of last year’s presidential election, citing “widespread, systematic and grave” irregularities, including significant use of correction fluid to alter results from polling stations. Court also ruled that fresh elections should be organised and as such, a new vote will be held within 150 days. Court said in its unanimous ruling that at the end it hoped the ruling would not “destroy the nation.’ The two leading opposition candidates had challenged the narrow election win of President Peter Mutharika, alleging that irregularities affected over 1.4 million of the total 5.1 million votes cast. Months of sometimes deadly unrest follow...
Court Throws Six MPs Out Of Parliament

Court Throws Six MPs Out Of Parliament

NEWS
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Constitutional Court in Kampala has thrown six legislators out of Parliament after ruling that they were illegally elected into the August House. In a unanimous decision, five Justices of the Court including Alphonse Owiny Dollo, Kenneth Kakuru, Cheborion Barishaki, Fredrick Engonda- Ntende and Christopher Madrama ruled that; Patrick Ochan (Apac, UPC party), Elioda Tumwesigye (Sheema, NRM party), Tarsis Rwaburindore (Ibanda, NRM party), Hashim Sulaiman (Nebbi, NRM party), Asuman Basalirwa (Bugiri, Jeema party) and Abraham Lokii (Kotido, NRM party) were elected to Parliament in non-existent constituents, hence their election is null and void. Patrick Ochan, one of the affected Legislators “In the circumstances of this petition, the elections that wer...
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