Malawi protests LIVE: Malawi Congress Party demands fresh Presidential elections
Malawi's political scenario is hanging on a balance! Thursday's protest against the recent election result alleges that it was manipulated by the central government led by Peter Mutharika who has been the President of Malawi since May 31, 2014.
But the Southern African country's opposition leaders (who participated in the presidential race) are not happy with the election result and came together on road on June 20 to lead anti-government protests.
Organized by the civil action groups in Malawi, the marches commenced peacefully in four major cities. Thousands of Malawians have protested against results of May 21 Presidential elections that declared Peter Mutharika as the winner. The President of Malawi Congress Party, Lazarus Chakwera and country's former VP, Saulos Chilima have filed the petition to challenge the outcome of the May 21 elections in which Mutharika was announced the winner.
The protestors have also demanded the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission chairwoman Jane Ansah. A Human Rights Defenders Coalition statement alleged that the commission did not properly deal with over 140 election-related complaints, and it accused Ansah of a "scandalous approach and stubborn attitude" in managing voters' concerns.
However, the Constitutional court has adjourned the election case until Friday, June 21. The five-panel court will make a ruling on the arguments.