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Opposition party supporters celebrate following the Constitutional Court’s ruling, Lilongwe, Malawi. Opposition party supporters celebrate after Malawi’s Constitutional Court unanimously annulled the results of last May’s disputed presidential election, Lilongwe, Malawi, Feb. 3, 2020 (AP photo by Thoko Chikondi).

Malawi Prepares for a Rerun After Its Flawed Election Was Annulled

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Malawi’s Constitutional Court, citing irregularities that included visibly altered return sheets, took the unprecedented step this week of unanimously annulling the results of last May’s disputed presidential election and calling for a rerun within 150 days. President Peter Mutharika, who was narrowly declared the winner of that election, has vowed to appeal the court’s decision. ...

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