Malawi Election Ruling

Today roads leading to the high court in Lilongwe are said to be closed as the Constitutional court is expected to deliver a verdict in a case challenging the legitimacy of last year’s election in Malawi. Two opposition parties, the United Transformation Movement Party and the Malawi Congress Party, are seeking a nullification of the elections which saw President Peter Mutharika re-elected. Malawi has recently seen nationwide demonstrations where demonstrators were seeking for the resignation of the Malawi Electoral Commission head Jane Ansah.
To discuss today’s happenings African Dialogue’s Benjamin Moshatama was joined on the line by:
• Dr Chris Nshimbi, Director of the Centre of the Study of Governance Innovation
• Grant Masterson, senior programme manager of governance at the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy
• George Mhango, Channel Africa correspondent