Malawi Goes to Polls in Closely Contested Fresh Election

Malawians are today expected to vote in new president in a court sanctioned fresh presidential elections.

About 6.8 Million are expected to cast their votes to vote for a president who will lead the country for the next five years.

According to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), the polling centres across the country will open from 6am to 6pm, a 12 hour voting period.

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is the torch-bearer of the DPP-UDF Alliance, while his running mate is Hon Atupele Muluzi.

Mutharika’s main challenger is Lazarus Chakwera of MCP. Saulos Chilima of UTM is his running mate.

Mutharika says his 2019 win was stolen from him and says he is ready to reclaim his victory in the June 23 poll.

The high court ordered a fresh poll on February 3 after it found MEC under the leadership of Justice Jane Ansah had found the vote was incompetently handled.