Election disputes in Africa
The Supreme Court in Namibia upheld the results of last year's presidential election on Wednesday, saying the challengers failed to prove ruling party manipulation of electronic voting machines. The ruling means President Hage Geingob will continue in his second term. He won in November with 56% of the vote while Namibia's first independent presidential candidate, Panduleni Itula, received 29% in the country's tightest presidential race since independence in 1990. Meanwhile in the same week Malawi's Constitutional Court has uphold an application from opposition parties to nullify Peter Mutharika's victory in the May 2019 presidential election. The court has ordered that a new presidential vote be held in 150 days' time. Mutharika, who has been Malawi's President since 2014, won the election with a 38-point-five-seven per cent share of the vote.