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Malawi President Orders Election Re-run, Will Not Be Candidate

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May 24, 2014 AT 5:27 AM
Malawi's President Joyce Banda said she was annulling the country's presidential election because of "irregularities" and ordered a fresh vote in 90 days, adding she would no longer stand for re-election. Malawi's electoral commission had received multiple complaints of irregularities following the May 20 vote, including from Banda's People Party. The MEC released preliminary results on Saturday showing opposition Democratic Progressive Party candidate Peter Mutharika leading with 42 percent of the vote, followed by Banda with 23 percent.