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MEC starts announcing official results for Malawi fresh poll; DPP leading

MEC Chair Chifundo Kachale

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Chifundo Kachale has started announcing official results for fresh election from district tally centres after Malawians went to polls on Tuesday.

Speaking during a press briefing this morning, Kachale said the commission has so received results from 26 districts, remaining with Mzimba and Dowa.

According to official results from three districts, namely Mwanza, Likoma and Chiradzulu, Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is leading after amassing 12, 185, I,690 and 90, 371 votes respectively, representing 80.5 percent.

Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has amassed 2, 981, 11, 777 and 9, 456 votes in Likoma, Chiradzulu and Mwanza respectively, while Peter Kuwani of Mbakuwaku is trailing behind with a total of 1044 votes from the three districts.

However, MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera is tipped to take over the highest office from Mutharika according to unofficial results of all districts.

In Nkhatabay district, Kachale has clarified that 106, 074 people registered in 2019 but the figure rose to 106, 374 in 2020 due to transfers, thereby clearing the mist over the number of voters in the district.

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