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Malawi opposition leader declared winner of presidential re-run

Mr. Chakwera secured the required majority, with 58.57% of the vote

Mr. Chakwera secured the required majority, with 58.57% of the vote   | Photo Credit: AFP

It was a dramatic reversal of the incumbent’s discredited win in a process that has been seen as a triumph for African democracy

Malawi’s electoral commission declared opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera winner of a re-run presidential election on Saturday, a dramatic reversal of the incumbent’s discredited win in a process that has been seen as a triumph for African democracy.

Mr. Chakwera secured the required majority, with 58.57% of the vote, the electoral commission said.

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