Malawi’s Top Court Orders Election Case to Be Heard

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Malawi’s Top Court Orders Election Case to Be Heard
Malawi’s Top Court Orders Election Case to Be Heard

Malawi’s Supreme Court of Appeal rejected an appeal demanding the dismissal of a case about the presidential election results.

A panel of seven Supreme Court judges, led by Malawi’s Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda,
rejected the appeal by President Peter Mutharika and the Electoral Commission to dismiss an election petition case which the two opposition leaders brought before the high court disputing May 21 presidential election.

The top court’s rule means the election case — started on July 28 — will continue to be heard.

Earlier, lawyers representing Mutharika argued at the High Court that the opposition petition was filed late.

They further asserted that it had no sworn statement, hence it should be dismissed.

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