Malawi’s new president, Lazarus Chakwera, has hit the ground running by ordering the dissolution of the boards of directors of more than half of the country’s 100 public institutions and companies, suspected of mismanagement and corruption. These dissolutions were made with immediate effect.
Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera was officially declared the winner of the country’s repeat presidential election on Saturday. Chakwera got 58.57 percent of the vote, and thus the required majority, said the head of the local elections commission, Chifundo Kachale.
Malawi’s national broadcaster, MBC, has announced that Lazarus Chakwera, the joint opposition candidate, is leading the country’s presidential election held on Tuesday. The vote tallying is still being finalized, and the nation’s electoral body hasn’t announced the official results yet.
Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, it is all systems go in Malawi as the country is scheduled to hold a new presidential election tomorrow. The European Union has released a statement imploring the nation’s electoral body, political parties, candidates, and Malawians in general to create conditions for a credible, inclusive, transparent and peaceful election.
Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika, has accused the country’s Supreme Court of having engineered what he describes as a “judicial coup d’état” on Friday. It was his first reaction to the court’s confirmation that his re-election as head of state last year wasn’t legitimate after all.
Malawi’s Supreme Court today upheld the annulment of President Peter Mutharika’s narrow election victory last year, citing gross fraud. The decision paves the way for new elections to be held on July 2 this year. In a judgment that was eagerly awaited by many Malawians, Justice Frank Kapanda announced the dismissal of the appeal in the nation’s capital, Lilongwe.
The leader of Malawi’s main opposition party, Lazarus Chakwera, officially presented his presidential candidacy nomination papers Wednesday for the presidential election scheduled for July 2, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Chakwera is the presidential flag-bearer of Malawi’s united opposition, under the banner of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
In a rare turn out of events in sub-Saharan Africa, and the world at large, the Malawi Constitutional Court on Monday nullified last year’s re-election of Malawi’s President, Peter Mutharika. The Court ordered the organization of new presidential elections in the country within five months.