President Arthur Peter Mutharika won Malawi’s presidential election with 38.57% of votes, the electoral commission said on Monday, narrowly securing another five-year term after delays over suspected tampering.
Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday warned against attempts to rig the country’s election, claiming he was leading as votes were slowly tallied.
India began on Thursday the mammoth process of counting the roughly 600 million votes cast in the world’s biggest election, with results due later in the day.
Protests that started peacefully on Tuesday turned violent in the evening, forcing police to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday proposed early elections for the National Assembly, which is headed by opposition leader Juan Guaido and is the sole body recognized as democratically legitimate by most Western nations.