Joyce Banda lost elections because she took people’s goodwill for granted

Joyce BandaWilliam Gumede, author of Thabo Mbeki and the Battle for the Soul of the ANC Recently wrote a piece for The Guardian’s “Comment is Free” on why he thinks “[Barak] Obama has let Africa down.” Unfortunately, there is still a section of Africans who think Obama owes the continent something simply because his father was from Kenya. Yet, Obama is an American and he owes his allegiance to the USA.

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Court nullifies Malawi president’s suspension of elections

Blantyre, Malawi; May 2Court nullifies Malawi president's suspension of elections5(AGV) _ The High Court in Blantyre has set aside President Joyce Banda’s proclamation to nullify Tuesday’s closely fought elections.

“I hereby grant a stay order against the presidential proclamation stopping the elections on the account that she does not have powers under the Constitution to stop the elections,” ruled High Court judge Kenyatta Nyirenda in Blantyre Saturday afternoon.

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Malawi President Joyce Banda demands manual vote recount, alleges ‘massive rigging’

President Banda demands manual recount - Trailing Blantyre, Malawi, May 22 (AGV) _ Malawi President Joyce Banda, facing possible defeat at the polls, Thursday demanded a manual recount of the Tuesday vote “in order to have a free and fair election”.

Speaking from her official Kamuzu Palace in the capital, Lilongwe, Banda alleged that the election was being rigged.

“It has come to my attention that there were some serious irregularities in the counting and announcement of results in some parts of the country,” she said. 

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Malawi renowned musician Lucius Banda back to parliament: Malawi Tripartite Elections

Lucius Banda Malawi Musician wins Parliament seatBLANTYRE(AGV)Celebrated and seasoned Musician cum politician Lucius Banda popularly known as soldier has made it into parliament again thereby proving wrong those who thought his political popularity took a down turn after being expelled out of parliament on grounds of possessing a fake Malawi School Certificate of Education (M.S.C.E) some years ago.

 

Banda has been voted as the parliamentarian for the Balaka North Constituency where has won with a resounding figure of 16,572 votes as Getrude Maseko and Tony Ngalade gets 7,381 and 6,212 votes respectively.

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Mec acted impartially throughout Malawi’s election period- EU Chief Election Observer

Observer Veronique De KeyserBLANTYRE (AGV)–While President Joyce Banda is pressing for manual vote recount, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU COM) says the Malawi Electoral Commission has acted impartially throughout the election period.

The Commission also sought inclusive solutions in an effort to enfranchise all voters in the country, according to EU COM Chief Observer Veronique De Keyser.

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