The Secretary of State of the United States of America, Michael Pompeo, has endorsed Malawi’s recent 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.
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 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.”