US government ‘endorses’ Malawi elections as  successful

The Secretary of State of the United States of America, Michael Pompeo, has endorsed Malawi’s recent Tripartite Election as “successful” — just at the time when the opposition is campaigning to create a state of chaos using the same elections as their reason.

President Mutharika says they will only take this government over my dead body,

As Secretary of State, Pompeo is the third most powerful man in the US Government and speaks the policy position of the government.

His carefully worded but concise and very precise statement  seen by Nyasa Times is an implied backing of President Peter Mutharika’s re-election despite the opposition claiming that the elections were flawed.

Speaking in a press statement on Malawi’s Independence Day which fell on 6 July, Pompeo said “Malawi’s recent successful national elections underscore the nation’s commitment to our shared democratic principles.”

The US Secretary of State continues that “These values form the basis of our strong partnership and we look forward to continuing, and building upon, the positive relationship between Malawi and the United States.”

This unequivocal backing coming from the world’s superpower, the US, is read as a strong warning to the opposition which has waged a campaign of violence to “create a state of lawlessness” using the same elections as an excuse, according to President Peter Mutharika.

Led by Lazarus Chakwera and Saulos Chilima, the opposition has staged the worst violent and most damaging demonstrations in the history of the country.

President Mutharika has told the nation in his address at Independence Day that “The violence you see is calculated to turn Malawi into a lawless state. That is why they want to undermine every democratic institution that ensures law and order in the country.”

Mutharika has displayed rare patience and restraint against violent attacks against him and party as he endeavours to keep Malawi peaceful and calm and save the country from those who are fighting to push it into a state of lawlessness.

He  has consistently campaigned for peace and unity to create an environment that moves his country out of poverty.

On Saturday, Mutharika delivered a unifying and peace speech that has struck a quiet chord of peace loving Malawians.

He said, “We may have differences but we are not enemies. There is no Malawian who must regard a fellow Malawian as an enemy.

“We may vote for different parties. That does not mean we are enemies. We may come from different parts of the country, that does mean we are enemies. We are all Malawians. We are one people.”

The elections which Chakwera and Chilima are disputing were virtually endorsed by all international and local election observors as free, fair, peaceful elections.

But the opposition filed a complaint and sought to have the whole election ignored. To the surprise of everyone, the same opposition is waging a campaign of violence without due respect of the court to do its job first.

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Mbolo
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Mbolo

When you the president slimming know that he is about to lose the case.Expect that from DPP and expect the same from MCP

Mbolo
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Mbolo

Polishi black shoe with a white polish

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

We are a laughing nation to the americans , with our myopic dull minds how we run the govt. Trump sananame ka viral social media clip ka dzana ilo kaja abiut africans. Do we remember it?
I rest my case

Muzanga
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Muzanga

Winston Churchill once said ‘diplomacy is an art of telling somebody to go to hell in such a nice way they will ask you for directions’. DPP should quit getting excited about what Secretary Pompeo has just said. That is language for the public that statement simply put is a nuance which gets the faint hearted excited too too excited to be precise when it basically means the total opposite. Watch the space…

Bima
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Bima

America endorses ” Successfully FRAUDULENT elections” is a figure of speach that knocked the heads of our scribers. News chanels were ablaze with praises for the American, largely misunderstood, use of words. In the scribers’ dictionary, Success is defined as Credible. So be it. This is Malawi. Everything goes upside down. In Malawi success means credible. They actually means one thing.

Dada
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Dada

Good job Americans. You have shown that you believe in DEMOCRACY.

mtete
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mtete

Hypocrites these Americans

Mutumwa
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Mutumwa

Koma ndiye mukomokatu! Zatheka basi, America yanena, Virginia Palmer wakanena kuti musamvere ankhululu akulirawa, the elections were successful, period!

Zuze
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Zuze

Olemba izi ndiye bakha weniweni. Do you know the history of the US in supporting regimes that don’t represent the will of the people? All this mess the US is causing around the world and you want to stand up among us to tell us that the US has higher moral ground?

Favour of Yahweh
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Zuze, you may call whatever name to the writer that pleases you, but you don’t what America is. If America says no support for Malawi and it can force other EU countries to do the same. America controls the world whether we like it or not. The only possible option will be China. Sometimes it is good and honour to humble ourselves. We may have a heart but it survives on an oxygen cylinder. Stop cheating yourself. America speaks , nations shakes, that is America, take it or not.

Hora
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Hora

Never trust the Americans when under the republicans,the republicans are war mongers they are happy to see in fighting all over the world,as at now they are happy to see us rise against the tippex election results, if they have endorsed the results of Malawi election which I doubt,it could be to fuel the uprising, republicans are always economical with the truth,they are hypocrites.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

From 6 July, 1964 – 6 July 2019. The US government and many other governments have sent congratulatory messages to Malawi and the language has always been the same. The did it to HKB even if he was a dictator. The language used by the American Official cannot be interpreted that the US government has ‘endorse’ Malawi elections. I am sure the writer by placing quotes around the word ‘endorses’ says it all