The Tonse alliance torch bearer Dr Lazarus Chakwera has been declared winner of the just ended presidential elections . Malawi electoral commission made the official announcement today at College of Medicine tally centre in Blantyre
In making the announcement chairperson of electoral commission said Dr Lazarus Chakwera amassed 2604 043 votes which represents 58.7% as compared to Peter Mutharika with 1751877 and Peter Kuwani with 32456
This means that Chakwera is the outright winner as its mandated that a winner need to obtain 50+1 votes.
Early this evening President Mutharika described the elections as the worst in the history of Malawi citing that they were alot of irregularities that have been ignored such as attacks on DPP monitors especially in central region.
Chakwera was beamed watching the event with his family in Lilongwe. Making a comment on the outcome Malawi Congress party Diaspora Spokesman Chalo Mvula told 247media that the results represents freedom day for all Malawians ” Chakwera win is a win for every malawi. its good that we are starting a new chapter for our country ” Mvula said .
Chakwera becomes the 6th President of Malawi. He is due to be sworn in on Sunday at Bingu stadium.