Opposition leader Chakwera takes early lead in Malawi fresh polls

Lazarus Chakwera, 65, the leader of the opposition Tonse Alliance and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has taken an early lead over President Peter Mutharika in a tight fresh presidential election battle according to early provisional counts most from MCP stronghold of central region and the north.

Chakwera and his family

According to batch of results at national tally centre, Chakwera is leading with 453 085 votes with Mutharika trailing with 243 534 and and another candidate Peter Kuwani polling 5 578.

There were 6.8 million voters.

Observers say it is too early to celebrate as most votes in the southern region have not been officially counted. Chakwera’s party is popular in central region districts of the country.

The MCP leader said he had confidence in the newly appointed commissioners of the electoral commission that they will deliver a credible election.

“The electoral commission has so far given us confidence that the will of Malawians is going to be respected,” said Chakwera, further urging his supporters to remain calm.

Chakwera, who alongside his current running mate, Saulos Chilima, petitioned the court to nullify the May 21, 2019 presidential election citing serious electoral irregularities, said so far he was impressed with how the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) had conducted the election.

If no candidate fails to win more than 50 percent this time, Malawi will have to hold a second round of elections.

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mchisala
mchisala
8 months ago

Malawians were given another chance to rid themselves of zipani za mbuli (led by mbulis) komanso zipani za mbavas (led by mbavas-in-chief)!!!!!!!. Malawi will soon wear a new face!!!!

DPP yaberedwa
8 months ago

Northerners have voted for Chakwera not because they love him, but because the Tonse alliance is being driven by the tumbuka agenda. The parties in tonse are led by: MCP Mrs Chakwera mtumbuka UTM Mrs chilima mtumbuka PP Mr Richard Banda mtumbuka Aford Chihana mtumbuka Umodzi Chisi mtumbuka Petra Chibambo mtumbuka Timothy mtambo mtumbuka Khumbo kachali mtumbuka Children of chisiza atumbuka Chakwera will have to feed these tumbuka mouths before he feeds his fellow pedegus. So tumbukas do not vote for a party due to its ideals but due to wakwithu disease. Koma nkhanza zomwe mwachitira ma monitor athu a… Read more »

The SNIPER
The SNIPER
8 months ago
Reply to  DPP yaberedwa

Man, chitani manyazi! Mwaluzabe.

Nicholous
Nicholous
8 months ago
Reply to  DPP yaberedwa

Usatisokose. Padalibe nkhaza. Atupele mumene wathesemukira wanivetsa chisoni. No more family party in Malawi

Nicholous
Nicholous
8 months ago
Reply to  DPP yaberedwa

Walemba nkhaniyi wajinyerera. Mwaluza modetsa nkhawa.

Reuben Kawamba Hami( RSA )
Reuben Kawamba Hami( RSA )
8 months ago
Reply to  DPP yaberedwa

What you are saying is not true…in 2009 Bingu got a lot of votes in North and central…was he a tumbuka? People voted for him because they were satisfied with his governance…in 1999 again late Gwanda Chakwamba got a lot of votes from North..was he a tumbuka? In North, people vote wisely….they dont vote based on tribalism..if Peter Muthalika had performed well people from North would have voted for him..if ask you today what has peter done in Northern region?the answer is zero.

DPP handed back to UDF
8 months ago

The lead will increase with votes from the North. Forget about APM. He is finished.

Malisache
Malisache
8 months ago

He is done, finished completely, obliterated, Paulendo!!!

Antonio piriminta
Antonio piriminta
8 months ago

Very finished!

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
8 months ago

This analysis is too verge and dangerous to base results based on less than 20 percent of votes. Lets wait until atleast 50 percent count

Chechamba
Chechamba
8 months ago
Reply to  Ndadabwa

If APM has failed to perform wonders in Blantyre so you think he will in Lilongwe?

Paul Nito Banda
Paul Nito Banda
8 months ago

Tiyeni tizione kaye

KHUMBO
KHUMBO
8 months ago

Kwachaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

Ogoniland
Ogoniland
8 months ago

My fellow Tumbukas, you were better off with people from the South than the Chewas. You will know them better.

Lego
8 months ago
Reply to  Ogoniland

We are not here on tribal lines you fool.What have you done with them then?They are purely exercising there right of choice than on your tribal lines.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago
Reply to  Ogoniland

Better off with the tribalists, regionalists, nepotists, haters with their bwafu old baffoon? Malawians are better off (without using regions or tribes) with a good leader, period.
NYEKHWE.

Citizen
Citizen
8 months ago
Reply to  Ogoniland

We tried them, they forgot about us for a whole year, citing security reasons during the demos. And yet, the demos were countrywide and they are the most protected people in the land. So thanks, but no thanks, we’ll take our chances with the Chewas.

Ngulukira
Ngulukira
8 months ago
Reply to  Citizen

Northerners went to school en mass under the Chewas. Lhomwes are busy stifling our posterity with dirty policies I.e quota

DPP handed back to UDF
8 months ago
Reply to  Ogoniland

The north and the centre share borders unlike the south. At the same time history says the Lomwe and Yao came from Mozambique. The Tumbukas came from Zaire just like the Chewas. The Ngonis from the north and centre came from South Africa. They are supposed to be together. Mwanya naye Atupele.

Ngulukira
Ngulukira
8 months ago
Reply to  Ogoniland

Liar iwe.

SMM II
SMM II
8 months ago
Reply to  Ogoniland

Don’t tell us anything. We have a better way of judging matters ourselves. When your temporary president ignores the region and he lies to us about development, is this what you call better? Take your old man home so that he can rest.

Apumbwa
Apumbwa
8 months ago
Reply to  Ogoniland

I hope you have learnt your lesson that we are not a dead North but a powerful voting block !!!!

Jose
Jose
8 months ago
Reply to  Ogoniland

Chewas have proved to be better leaders in Kamuzu and now Chakwera.

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
8 months ago

Nde zosayenda pamenepa ngati wapeza theka la mavoti kumpanda kwathu nde ife kwaoko tikwanitsa kupedza mavoti ambiri?

Divine
Divine
8 months ago

Nyekhwe.com….

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
8 months ago

I smell a foul play in this article, last year’s anulled FPE started with such articles then all of a sudden things turned upside down. Rather keep quiet, we have hope in this new MEC

Pewani
Pewani
8 months ago

FPE of last year ? Do you really know what FPE is?

Citizen
Citizen
8 months ago
Reply to  Pewani

Tandifunsirani!

vyose
vyose
8 months ago
Reply to  Pewani

hahahaha last year inalinso fresh election.

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
8 months ago

This year results are being displayed and announced at every polling station and district. With no tippex where will DPP get the numbers?

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