MCP, UTM celebrate as Malawi court calls for fresh presidential election

Supporters of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party  are holding night celebrations after the Constitution Court ruling overturned the election of incumbent President Peter Mutharika, in an unprecedented decision nullifying the results of May 2019  elections due to “irregularities”.

Opposition supporters react with celebration

Supporters of MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera  and UTM’s president Saulos Chilima have filled the streets of the locations in Lilongwe, cheering their support for the court’s decision.

The case was being heard by a five-judge panel in the High Court in Lilongwe that was sitting as a Constitutional Court.

Right from the court, the supporters  were chanting and praising judges for the landmark ruling.

It is the first election in Malawi’s history to be overturned.

The ruling from the Constitution Court rendered the results of the presidential election  “nullified”, violating the constitution and thereby requiring a “fresh presidential election” to be conducted within 150  days.

As the decision was announced on Monday evening, crowds of jubilant opposition supporters outside the court broke out into cheers and political party chants.

 

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SAUNDERS
SAUNDERS
10 months ago

A CAUTION TO MCP AND UTM. PLEASE AVOID BEING INFIRTRATED BY PP POLITICIANS, THEY ARE A GROUP THAT MESSED UP MALAWI ECONOMY. AVOID TRUSTING AND USING THESE PEOPLE IN YOUR MEETINGS OR IF THEY ARE IN YOUR RANK AND FILE JUST SIDELINE THEM THEY WILL MAKE YOU LOOSE DURING THE COMING ELECTIONS. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE; FORMER PRESIDENT OF PP KHUMBO KACHALE ATUPELE MULUZI MASANGWI THEY ARE MANY BUT PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE ABOVE NAMES, THEY HAVE THEIR OWN AGENDAS. INCLUDING THESE PEOPLE WILL BE A GREAT MISTAKE AND DANGEROUS, THE WAR HAS JUST STARTED. DPP WILL ROGROUP AND… Read more »

Zofu
Zofu
10 months ago

All MPs will also be removed by the same court cause the procedure were the same

Pachalo
Pachalo
10 months ago
Reply to  Zofu

Mwagwa nayo basi! The court session was both on English and Chichewa and the judgement clearly stated that what has been annulled is the Presidential election. Wonder where you are getting your conclusion on MPs?

Llhomalo
Llhomalo
10 months ago

Even if Kaphale Appeals to Supreme Court,him and mec are still going basi

Opportunist
Opportunist
10 months ago

Democracy has won

Nalingula
Nalingula
10 months ago

The part I liked the Most about this Judgement was …..The Mathematics ….X …..to find …Number of …Unverified results by ….Auditors….Votes are all about Maths …People Get Overexcited ,Emotional ….But Verily ,Verily I say unto you Elections is Just Math…Koma Vuto sitichedwa kuyiwala….We don’t want to learn ….We just Wish that 1+1 will be equal to 5 next time….But Wishes don’t win Elections but Numbers ……of course without Tippex….Wakumva wamva …

Chingaipe
Chingaipe
10 months ago

ANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ANG’ONOOOOOOOOOOOOO KUMACHITA MATAMAAAAAAAAAA

Gumede
Gumede
10 months ago

Then you hear heeee Atupele and Lazarous this and that. We need real stuff on the table and not the irrelevant young man. UTM will be a boost to either camp it joins. MCP tread carefully. Let Malawi win. The judges have done their part, now the turn of party leader before we the people finish off the job!!!

Muonosile
Muonosile
10 months ago

A Malawi aja ali ndi ndalama, yakwana nthawi yopereka ndalama za nkhani-nkhani kwa ma judges athu five a ku High court becoz they are peace loving Malawians who love their country.

Chilipa Thako
10 months ago

After 150 days DPP will win again .HRDC bosses will run disappear .That will be the end of UDF and PP . DPP will be unstoppable says the prophet ,

Lindiwe
Lindiwe
10 months ago
Reply to  Chilipa Thako

Prophet my foot

Ian Gumba
Ian Gumba
10 months ago
Reply to  Chilipa Thako

Which stupid prophet can prophesise rubbish? All false prophets will tell you all sorts of rubbish, ddp is gone forever ndi president wanu kukamwa ngati wadya bowa wosaphika

Malawi belong to the citizens.

Court judgement woyeee,UTM woyeee,MCP woyeee and DPP and MEC no woyeee.kkkkkkkk.

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