It’s official! It’s Peter Mutharika new Malawi President

Peter Malawi President ElectBLANTYRE, May 30 (Marapost) – Its official! Its Peter Mutharika.

The embattled Malawi Electoral Commission on Friday declared Mutharika the winner of the 2014 disputed poll, after he bagged 1,904,398 votes against his runners-up Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party, who got 1,455,880 votes.

 Mutharika’s win was by 36.4 percent, while Chakwera trailed at 27.8 percent.

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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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Mutharika picks marketer as running mate as candidates begin presenting nomination ahead of Malawi May polls

Blantyre, Malawi, Feb. 10 (AGV) _ Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate in Malawi’s May 20 elections Prof. Peter Mutharika has picked marketer Saulos Chilima, as his running mate.

Chilima, 41, is the Managing Director of the mobile phone company, Airtel Malawi.

“The elections this year I think they will be crucial for the future of this country, it will be a turning point for you’re aware of the problems we are  facing in this country,” said Mutharika after presenting his nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairman justice Maxon Mbendera.

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Malawi’s Joyce Banda vows to fight corruption even If it means losing the Presidency

President Joyce BandaBLANTYRE  President Joyce Banda said she’ll fight corruption even if it means losing the May 24th Presidential Elections.

 

The U.K. government leading the way  and foreign donors such as the IMF have suspended aid that finances about 40 percent of the Malawi’s budget after reports of rampant corruption and abuse of public funds.

 

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