MEC respects court order not to announce Malawi presidential election results

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said it is will not release the final results of the presidential elections after a court injunction obtained by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and it’s presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera.

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MEC chairwoman Jane Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court, said Saturday evening that the commission will not be in contempt  of the court to declare the results.

MCP obtained a court injunction at the High Court in Lilongwe through Justice Charles Mkandawire stopping the electoral body to declare the presidential winner.

“The commission has been served with an injunction stopping us from announcing results of presidential election. For that reason, today we will only announce results for parliamentary and local govt elections,” said Ansah.

She said MEC hired auditors to enhance transparency and accountability in the results management process.

“The auditors were able to spot some mathematical errors in some cases ,” Ansah pointed out.

She said polling on Tuesday May 22 went on smoothly except for a few centres where presiding officers failed to reconcile documents.

Incumbent President Peter Mutharika was being closely challenged by MCP’s Chakwera in the presidential race.

It is understood that the final results being withheld following court order has Mutharika as the winner.

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Roll Out ATI Now
3 years ago

Does this mean that MEC has resolved all anomalies?

munthu wamkulu
munthu wamkulu
3 years ago

There are three people that are running this country:
1. Jane Ansah
2. Sam Alfandika
3. Sangwani Mwafulirwa
whenever these people are speaking everyone stops what they are doing to listen to them

3 years ago

I have never seen a power hungry person like chakwera.he only have problem with votes in areas where apm did outsmart does it mean that his central region votes are clean?

Lilian Kaunda
Lilian Kaunda
3 years ago
Reply to  mao

Can somebody comfirm the rumours going around that Mia has brought in suicide bombers from far east to start the blood shed.

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