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Malawi MPs reject bill to amend presidential election law

Malawi MPs reject bill to amend presidential election law

Malawi lawmakers on Thursday rejected a bill that would have meant a president could only be re-elected after securing at least 50 per cent of votes cast, dismissing a landmark order by the country’s top court. In its historic ruling, earlier this month the Constitutional Court overturned last year’s election of President Peter Mutharika and […]

Malawi President Mutharika appeals ruling overturning his election victory

Malawi President Mutharika appeals ruling overturning his election victory

Malawi’s President Peter Mutharika and the country’s electoral commission have formally filed an appeal against a court ruling that overturned Mutharika’s narrow election victory last year. Earlier this week, the Constitutional Court annulled the vote held last May that returned Mutharika to power as president. It cited “widespread, systematic and grave” irregularities, which included results […]

Malawi president appeals to keep job after court cancels his election

Malawi president appeals to keep job after court cancels his election

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Friday filed an appeal against a landmark court decision that overturned his 2019 election victory, accusing it of bias against him, documents showed. Malawi made history on Monday when the top court ruled in favour of an opposition bid to cancel last May’s presidential election results over allegations of rigging. […]

Malawi president appeals against nullifying his election win

Malawi president appeals against nullifying his election win

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Friday filed an appeal against a top court decision that overturned his 2019 election victory, documents showed. Malawi made history on Monday when the top court ruled in favour of an opposition bid to cancel last May’s presidential election results over allegations of rigging. In his appeal papers, Mutharika said […]

Malawi electoral commission seeks to suspend annulment of vote

Malawi electoral commission seeks to suspend annulment of vote

Malawi’s electoral commission is seeking to suspend a landmark court order that annulled last year’s re-election of President Peter Mutharika, court papers showed on Friday. The southern African nation made history on Monday when its Constitutional Court ruled in favour of an opposition bid to cancel May’s presidential vote over allegations of electoral fraud. The […]