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A woman casts her vote in Blantyre, Malawi A woman casts her vote in Blantyre, Malawi, June 23, 2020 (AP photo by Thoko Chikondi).

Will Malawi’s Rerun Presidential Election Make History?

Friday, June 26, 2020

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

Malawi’s opposition alliance is claiming victory for its candidate, Lazarus Chakwera, in the country’s unprecedented rerun of last year’s presidential election. The electoral commission has released only a partial selection of official results, but state television reported Thursday that Chakwera is leading incumbent President Peter Mutharika nationwide with nearly 60 percent of the vote. ...

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