BREAKING- Joyce Banda Nullifies Malawi Elections, Fresh Polls in 90days

By IAfrica
In Zimbabwe
May 24th, 2014

President Joyce Banda has called for fresh presidential elections in Malawi saying the recently held polls were conducted under gross irregularities by the Malawi Electoral Commission. Dr Banda has called for fresh presidential polls to be held in 90 days.

The president made the statement at a press conference she held this morning.

In her announcement Dr Banda cited Section 82 (2) of the constitution for nullifying results of the 2014 elections.

She also announced that she will not be running for office in the new presidential polls. Yesterday, Atupele Muluzi of the UDF called for the resignation of the MEC chair, Maxon Mbendera for what he described as the worst elections in the history of Malawi.

Meanwhile, commentators have speculated that a serious post-election crisis is looming after Pres. Joyce Banda’s pronouncement. – AGENCIES

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