Breaking: Chakwera gets injunction on Malawi elections results announcement


The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has sought a court order restraining the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) from making announcement of Presidential results, Malawi24 can confirm.

According to the injunction, which Malawi24 has seen, the Lazarus Chakwera led party wants the electoral body to first clear out the mist around the votes in some districts where huge annomalies have even been admitted by the electoral body.

Chakwera obtains an injunction

The districts are Mangochi, Nkhatabay, Nsanje, Chikwawa, Mulanje, Rumphi, Chitipa, Zomba and Blantyre.

This comes hours after the commission said it had reached an agreement with all contesting parties to halt the announcing of results until all complaints and annomalies have been cleared out.

As Malawi24 reported, the complaints have spanned from untallying figures and use of tipex to making corrections on the figures.

In the initial announcement, MCP trailed the ruling DPP with 35% against Peter Mutharika’s 40%.

However latest figures show Mutharika has won.

More to follow.



  1. MCP has lost sense of direction, yabalarika sikudziwa chomwe ikuchita… kkkkkk m’busa wanji olimbikisa ziwawa Mulungu akulange ndithu.

  2. MEC should challenge the injunction. Where were their monitors?

  3. Confused MCP. On Wednesday you asked for speedy release of results. Today, three days later, you want announcement of results delayed. You are doing this when MEC has has assured and promised to address all queries before announcing the results Shame on you the reverend. Just return to the pulpit.

  4. Confused MCP. Why go to court when MEC has already promised to address all queries before announcing the results?

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