Chakwera to be declared winner of Malawi presidential race within 2 days : Kachale says MEC authenticating every result

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale  has said the declaration of the winner in the Tuesday’s re-run of last year’s presidential election could be done within two days as Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera  has a comfortable lead over incumbent President Peter Mutharika.

Malawi ‘s incoming president Lazarus Chakwera

Mutharika, leader of the Democratic Progressive Party, (DPP) faced  Chakwera and little known Peter Kuwani of the opposition Mbakuwaku Movement for Democracy (MMD) in the court-sanctioned fresh presidential elections.

Announcing partial results at the main tally center Thursday in Blantyre, MEC Chairperson  Kachale , a judge of the High Court of Malawi, said the commission was authenticating every result and  determining the  final results of Tuesday’s election might be concluded in the next 36 to 48 hours.

“The Commission continued to look at the results and make its determination,” he said.

Kachale stressed  that the pollster is  committed to “get this job done as soon as possible” and   “We wouldn’t want to create any anxiety by delaying this process needlessly.”

However, unofficial aggregated results indicate that Chakwera held a strong lead with 55 percent of the vote, compared to 40 percent for Mutharika.

MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka said: “There could be some changes because unlike in the past, what the Commission is now doing according to the law is to look at the null and void votes.

“So, in some cases they are determining that ‘No, this shouldn’t be a null and void [vote]’. There might be some small, small, changes but not material enough to change anything,” she said.

Voters went to the polls on Tuesday for a second time in just more than a year to elect a president after the Constitutional Court ordered new elections in a historic vote seen as a test for democracy in the southern African country.

The electoral commission has until July 3 to announce the final, which within eight days from the day of voting as required by law.

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Razor
Razor
8 months ago

Why taking so long to announce the winner. Is it rigging going on behind the scenes like last time?

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

a Pitala glezeda pakamwa mpa boma hedeeeee uluuuu. yolodaloda ife tiyambepo makozedwe a dziko. mmangotinamiza kudya kusakaza ndalama mutati kanikizila ku kona. Blue nite hedeeeee. ma honeymoon nde munawanjoya left right and centre.mose munayambila komema ma investors nde munakabwerako mmwenye odhinda fake ballot papers. Ife ndi opemphera iwe glezeda .za ufiti zakozo wamenyetsa anthu.wabaso 11 million. uisaza. mukunya munatienjeza.ka bright malopa hedeee mwamupusikanga he dhadha winu. munamuika pa cithizu ndi homeless wa camba pa foto kuti akuzamanga 350 chalets ku mangochi heeedeee ocita kuoneka kuti anasamba tsiku l9mwelo. akubwiza nayoni. gudegude pretending to be holy.mwanya. David wal9wa mmalo atiolotse muone.… Read more »

Gogo hills
Gogo hills
8 months ago

Congratulations the winning team lead by Abusa Lazurus Chakwera for ascending to the highest office in the land.May God bless you

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
8 months ago

Kenako tidzangomva
alodzana ndi STROKE yakumidima
Zaka ziwili sizitha
Mumusamale

okavango chasato mzimba
okavango chasato mzimba
8 months ago

cadet walira mayiwaweeeeeeee tasuzgika nikale

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

I hear mutharika is about to reshuffle his cabinet, kikikikiiiiiiii.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
8 months ago

wayamba kale siwacita deploy ku police for Zim. abale anga tili limodzi

President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
8 months ago

Anthunu akumwera, apakati ndi akumpoto ndi abale Anu. Please deal with them mwachikondi. We need our country to be developed. Please use synergy we have in our country like modernization of farming, mining, oil to develop our country.

Wakwithu
Wakwithu
8 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER to the President Elect!

Now when IPOR predicted a win for TONSE ALLIANCE cadets here and elsewhere trashed the survey.

Tonse Alliance will not waste time with the DPP crap. However all those who be found on the wrong side of the law shall face the music.

We know who did what as a country. The chief Secretary to the government will be the starting point. The Deputy Chief Secretary Cliff Chiunda was convicted of contempt of court but mafia and deviou APM promoted the guy..

nyekhweeee is reAl!

okavango chasato mzimba
okavango chasato mzimba
8 months ago
Reply to  Wakwithu

etiiee etiiieee
boma latose lokomera tosee ndilotheka vivaa mcp viva utm

lima
8 months ago

Congratulations to Mr Chakwera/ Chilima. . Thank you that you have thought a good fight. My advice is please develop Malawi as a country starting from the Northern Malawi to Southern without nepotism. lesson should be learned. God bless New Mother Malawi. ❤❤

Visitor
Visitor
8 months ago

After 7 years of the Wait…. Congratulations Laz proud to have new leadership

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