Fresh Polls: Malawi President Mutharika to Stand Again

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika has collected nomination papers from the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in readiness for the Fresh Presidential elections, the Commission has confirmed.

On 3rd February, the High Court nullified May 2019 Presidential elections citing the polls were marred with massive irregularities and ordered MEC to conduct fresh presidential elections with 150 days from the day on the ruling.

President Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) won the nullified Presidential polls with 38.6 % of the valid votes cast while Dr Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) got 35.$% and the Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima got 20,2% of the total votes.

Malawi will hold the fresh presidential elections on July 2, According to MEC calendar which was released recently.