Peter Mutharika, Malawian's President

The Malawian Electoral Commission Says President Peter Mutharika Has Been Re-Elected With Thirty Eight Per Cent Of The Votes In Last Week’s Polls.

Mutharika’s Victory Was Announced In Blantyre, Malawi’s Largest City, Immediately After The High Court In Lilongwe, The Capital, Threw Out An Injunction Preventing The Electoral Commission From Announcing The Winner.

The Ban Was Obtained By Opposition Candidate Lazarus Chakwera, Who Came In Close Second With Thirty Five Per Cent Of The Votes.

Former Vice President Saulos Chilima Came Third With Twenty Per Cent Of The Ballots. The Other Four Presidential Candidates Collectively Got Nearly Six Per Cent Of The Vote.

In The Parliamentary Elections, Mutharika’s Democratic Progressive Party Won Sixty Three Seats In The Legislative Body, While Chakwera’s Malawi Congress Party Got Fifty Five Seats And Fifty Two Independent Candidates Were Elected.