(Ecofin Agency) - In Malawi, the Constitutional Court has just annulled the results of the presidential elections held since May 2019. Yesterday Feb 3, the institution announced it found out that the voting was not transparent and indeed masked various irregularities long denounced by the opposition.
“We hold that the first respondent was not duly elected as president of Malawi. As a result, we hereby order nullification of the elections. We further order that a fresh election be held in accordance to the law and pursuant to directions we will make,” said Judge Justice Healey Potani.
This decision, the first of its kind ever made in the country, thus jeopardizes the reelection of Peter Mutharika (pictured), who is hugely criticized due to high level of corruption, added to power outage and food shortage suffered by citizens.
The court ruled that new elections be held within 150 days.
Moutiou Adjibi Nourou