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Voting in Malawi's tripartite general elections enters third day extensions at some polling stations, as the poll got off to a slow start because of logistical problems. The government deployed the army to some areas on Tuesday to help monitor the election in which 11 candidates are vying to unseat President Joyce Banda, southern Africa's first female head of state, who came to power two years ago. There were chaotic scenes at some polling stations in the capital, Lilongwe, and the commercial hub of Blantyre, as voting materials failed to arrive or ballot papers were sent to the wrong end of the country making voters to go on rampage burning ballot boxes. Many polling stations did not open on time on Tuesday and there had been multiple reports of rigging across the city..

MCP Asks For More Time in Elections Case
Malawi's main opposition, Malawi Congress Party, has asked for one more month to furnish the High Court with "nerve-wrecking" evidence in a case in which the party is disputing the results of the...
Muluzi Worried With MP's Decision
Former President, Bakili Muluzi, has expressed disappointment with United Democratic Front (UDF) Members of Parliament who are announcing their resignation from the party to join the ruling party....
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Some lessons from Malawi's elections, democracy
This Sunday, May 17, 2009, a group of people gathered at Goma Primary School in Chikwawa. The bicycle parade to Mgabu Trading Centre, as one way of sensitizing people about the beauty of taking part in national elections, was taking too long to start.
I am Not Perturbed- Tembo
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president, John Tembo, says he is not perturbed by the new developments in parliament- where a section of his own party Members of Parliament is contesting his position as ...
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