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MEC start realising preliminary official results

By Amalawi - Fri May 23, 11:55 pm

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Blantye,Malawi: Malawi Electoral Commission has released preliminary results of the Presidential Elections with Democratic Progressive Party candidate Peter Mutharika taking a lead with 683,681 votes representing 42 percent from the 30 percent of the votes counted and verified by the electoral body.

The other parties are trailing as as follows:

President Joyce Banda of People’s Party’s is second with 372,101 representing 23 percent

while Malawi Congress Party’s Lazarus Chakwera is coming third with 289,145 which is 18 percent

of the votes while United Democratic Front’s Atupele Muluzi amassed 269,250 representing 16 percent.

The other eight candidates Mark Katsonga Phiri of People’s Progressive Party (PPM) Daves Katsonga of Chipani Cha Pfuko (CCP), Friday Jumbe of New Labour Party (NLP), Professor John Chisi of Umodzi Party, Kamuzu Chibambo of People’s Transformation (Petra), George Nnensa of Tisintha Alliance, National Salvation Front’s torch bearer James Nyondo and Abusa Helen Singh of registered the remaining 1% of the votes verified by MEC.

The results have been counted and verified from 1333 from polling centres of the 4445 polling centres.

MEC chairperson Justice Maxon Mbendera said the results were provisional and urged people and parties to be patient as the counting and verification of the votes progress.

Justice Mbendera said earlier that the release of the results would be done after a proper audit and verification.

MEC Press Conference

MEC Press Conference

“We will make sure that we are exact after taking into consideration all complaints,” Justice Mbendera said.

He also disclosed that MEC had received 135 complaints from different political parties on various issues.

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