Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) MP for Lilongwe City South East, Bently Namasau, has obtained a court injunction restraining Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) from conducting a recounting in the constituency’s three polling centres
MEC ordered a recount on Tuesday in Chilinde, City Assembly Office and Mloza Primary School polling centres after the High Court ruled in favour of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentary candidate Ulemu Msungama who challenged the results in the centres.
Spokesman for MEC, Sangwani Mwafulirwa, who confirmed the development, said the electoral body would decide the next course of action with advice from legal team and commissioners.
DPP’s Namasau was declared winner in MCP’s stronghold with 10,956 votes against Msungama’s 10,854 during the Tripartite Elections.
The development come after British High Commissioner to Malawi Michael Nevin advised Malawi to review the electoral laws.
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