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Malawians vote for a new president in re-run election

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Isaac Kaledzi
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Isaac Kaledzi is an experienced and award winning journalist from Ghana. He has worked for several media brands both in Ghana and on the International scene. Isaac Kaledzi is currently serving as an African Correspondent for DW.
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Malawians are voting for a new president in a re-run election which is taking place on Tuesday.

The repeated presidential election is taking place following the nullification of last year’s election by the country’s constitutional court.

There were reports of widespread irregularities in the previous presidential election which was won by incumbent President Peter Mutharika.

In the re-run election, nine opposition parties united under Tonse alliance, with Lazarus Chakwera as their presidential candidate and Vice-President Saulos Chilima as his running-mate.

 President Peter Mutharika is expected to face stiffer opposition this time round to affirm his re-election.

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He was first elected in 2014 haven served as a cabinet minister for some years.

These are the two men battling it out for the presidency. Photo: BBC

Voting is however taking place amid the outbreak of Coronavirus with the electoral commission urging voters to observe social distancing.

Commission chairperson Chifundo Kachale said all polling stations would have water points where voters can wash their hands to avoid contracting coronavirus.

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Source: Africafeeds.com

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