Bated breath as Malawians wait court ruling, results announcement

Peter Mutharika of DPP Leading the Vote CountBLANTYRE, May 30 (AGV) –Malawians are under bated breath as they await the high court  ruling  on Friday after the end of hearing of submissions in a case which will determine whether the Malawi Electoral Commission has powers to extend the period in which it can announce the results or recount the votes following an electoral dispute that has damaged the reputation of the body. 

 Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda, who heard the submissions in three hours, simply said when the ruling is ready, counsel will be informed.

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Malawi Politician says President Joyce Banda no longer inspiring to women

Joyce Banda Hugging Hillary ClintonBLANTYRE –Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the only party with highest number of female candidates for Parliamentary and Local Government Elections slated for May 20 this year, says President Joyce Banda’s sentiments and her style of leadership are no longer inspiring especially to women.

DPP will field 43 female candidates in Parliamentary Elections while over 70 others are vying for ward councillors.

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