Malawi’s opposition leader, Lazarus Chakwera has won the country’s re-run presidential race.
He defeated the incumbent Peter Mutharika with 58.57% of the vote in Tuesday’s poll according to the electoral commission.
Malawi’s constitutional court, in February, annulled Mr Mutharika’s victory in the May 2019 election, citing electoral malpractice.
Malawi is the third African nation to annul a presidential election over irregularities, after Nigeria in 1993 and Kenya in 2017.
But the Nigerian annulment was rejected by the people and it led to a prolonged national protest.
The Nigerian populace sought the reversal of the annulment of the 1993 elections by the then military government.
Mr Chakwera said his victory was “a win for democracy and justice,” and that his heart was bubbling with joy.
Mr Chakwera is expected to be sworn in on Sunday as jubilation by his supporters rent the air.