Malawi’s opposition chief, Lazarus Chakwera has been sworn-in as a member of parliament in the capital Lilongwe following the May 21 elections.
Chakwera who leads the Malawi Congress Party, MCP was sworn-in along with over 60 others at the Parliament Building. The swearing in for other lawmakers is set to continue toda
Chakwera reportedly took his oath of allegiance and office amid cheers from scores of party supporters who accompanied him. He is officially the leader of opposition in Malawi.
Malawi Congress Party is currently challenging the official outcome of the presidential vote which gave incumbent Peter Mutharika a second and final term in office whiles Chakwera came second.
The Malawian electoral system allows persons contesting for presidency and vice presidency to simultaneously contest for parliamentary seats. The incumbent vice president for instance lost his parliamentary bid.