2 November 2016 Last updated at: 4:30 PM

Just in: MCP claims 3 sits in Nov 1 by-elections

The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has claimed three sits in the November 1 2016 by-elections with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) getting two sits, official results from the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) have indicated.

The party won in Mchinji West Constituency, Kaliyeka ward in Lilongwe and Bembeke ward in Dedza.

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has come second by scooping two sits.

The sits are from Bunda Ward and Sadzi ward in Zomba.

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MCP with three sits.

According to reports made available to Malawi24, MCP parliamentary candidate in Mchinji West amassed 10 , 667 votes to claim the victory.

MCP councillor Richard Banda of Kaliyeka Ward in Lilongwe has also claimed the seat by winning with 716 votes.

The main country’s opposition party has also claimed the councillor seat at Bembeke ward in Dedza as its candidate Wilfred Msangala made it with 2626 victory.

The rulling DPP has claimed two seats in Bunda ward where its candidate Philemon Mbale Theu has made it with 619 votes.

DPP also claimed the victory in Sadzi Ward in Zomba where its candidate Mercy Chipangula won with 404 votes.

The By-elections were held yesterday in all designated areas.



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