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Jubilation After Chakwera Is Inaugurated As New Malawi President

Jubilation After Chakwera Is Inaugurated As New Malawi President

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By Elite News Reporter Lazarus Chakwera has Sunday June 28, 2020, been sworn in as Malawi's new president Sunday after the announcement the previous night that he had won the southern African country's rerun elections. Chakwera is Malawi's sixth president after winning the historic election held last week, the first time a court-overturned a vote in Africa,   which resulted into the defeat of an incumbent leader. Following a hard-fought campaign, Chakwera urged national reconciliation in his inaugural speech in the capital, Lilongwe, and spoke directly to supporters of defeated incumbent president Peter Mutharika. “Perhaps the prospect of my presidency fills you with fear and grief. I want you to remember one thing, that this new Malawi is a home to you, too," said C...
Opinion: Malawi’s Normal Presidential Election Re-Run Vs Uganda’s Scientific General Elections

Opinion: Malawi’s Normal Presidential Election Re-Run Vs Uganda’s Scientific General Elections

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By Mulindwa Walid Lubega Yesterday, over 6 million registered  Malawians thronged in huge numbers to polling booths across the Country to re-elect the next President of Malawi marking and end to a full year political showdown between Government, Opposition and civil society. The re- run of May 2019 Presidential election was ordered by Malawi Constitutional court in February 2020 after judges found widespread  irregularities with the original ballot. The election saw the 80 year old President Prof. Peter Mutharika narrowly re-elected for the second term by less than 159,000 Votes with a 38.6% share of the votes cast against his erstwhile political nemesis the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera with 35.4% and President Mutharika's Vice President Saulos Chi...
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