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Malawi poll marred by rigging, says President Joyce Banda
« on: May 22, 2014, 03:46:38 PM »
Via the BBC:

Malawi's elections have been marred by "serious irregularities", including vote-rigging and computer-hacking, the president has said.

Joyce Banda called for an immediate manual audit of the results.

Mrs Banda faced a strong challenge in Tuesday's election from three other presidential candidates, including ex-Foreign Minister Peter Mutharika.

Earlier, a minister killed himself at his home in the capital, Lilongwe, police say.

Deputy Local Government Minister Godfrey Kamanya was found shot dead inside a locked bedroom.
Godfrey Kamanya Godfrey Kamanya's suicide note, released by the president, alleged he feared being killed by the DPP

His spokesman denied reports that his suicide was linked to him apparently losing his parliamentary seat.

However, Mrs Banda released what she said was Mr Kamanya's suicide note which stated that he took his life because he feared being killed by members of Mr Mutharika's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)

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