Malawi’s president Mutharika takes strong lead: Chakwera trailing second, Chilima on distant third  

President Peter Mutharika the torchbearer of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has taken a strong lead from 3,792 of 5,002 polling centres (Representing 75%)of the votes  counted in the presidential race, according to results Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) presented on Thursday midday.

Mutharika: Takes strong lead and certain to be re-elected

Presenting the results at the national tally centre in Blantyre in the briefing at noon, MEC chairperson Jane Ansah said they will not allow manipulation of votes.

“We will not allow any fraud in this elections ,” she said.

Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, said  Mutharika has polled  so far 1 436 877  votes represent 40 percent followed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Lazarus Chakwera with 1 257 853 votes representing  35  percent and trailing on distant third is  he country’s Vice-President Saulos Chilima, presidential candidate for UTM Party,  who had 651 124 votes representing 18.1 percent of the votes counted.

In the May 21 Tripartite Elections, MEC registered 6 859 570 voters. From the results presented, Ansah said 19 985 votes were declared null and void.

Ansah said the Commission is thanking Malawians for “remaining calm” as they  tabulate results.

In his statement issued prior to Ansah’s address, chief elections officier Sam Alfandika said: “We have now moved to at least 80% of results received. We are moving steadily and carefully.”

He added: “We are very sure Malawians will soon get what they want. The final results of the elections.”

Present at Comesa Hall is former president of Ghana John Mahama and former South Africa  President Thabo Mbeki heading Africa Union mission and  Commonwealth mission respectively.

HOW THEY STAND:  Chakwera (MCP): 35.44% Chilima (UTM): 18.25 % Mutharika (DPP): 40.9%

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Innovent Ezekiel
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I could be muthalika ndinakangoti mec iuluse kt wawinana nd chakwera bs cz 5 years in office is not ajoke peter wayesetsa kumbali yake nde akanangoti bs chakwerayo atenge dzikoli azaone mmene amalawi amapangila amakukonda ukakhala sukulamulira kma ukangoyamba kulamulira mmmm zonenaso zambiri nde chakwerayo achingolengezedwa kt nd amene wawina bola asazamange azakewa azizayendesa boma bwinobwino osati zomamanga azake

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Adadi!! Adadi!! Adadi!!! Adadi!!! Ana achepa zedi. Arafat Hamdan kutumbwa konsekuja zimene akupeza nzamanyazi ngati izi? Matama kwambiri. Tione tsono kuti Calister, Patricia, Bon Kalindo and Lucius Banda azitani panopa???

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