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Jubilation After Chakwera Is Inaugurated As New Malawi President

Jubilation After Chakwera Is Inaugurated As New Malawi President

FEATURED, NEWS
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...
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...
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