Malawi Says Mutharika Wins Disputed Presidential Election

May 31, 2014 10:52 AM

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Peter Mutharika was named the winner of Malawi’s disputed May 20 presidential elections amid allegations of vote rigging and fraud by his rivals.

Mutharika won 36 percent of the votes cast, Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party got 28 percent and incumbent President Joyce Banda 20 percent, according to results released late yesterday by the Malawi Electoral Commission. The Congress Party doesn’t recognize the results and will challeng...

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