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Malawi: Elections, Key Issues, and U.S. Relations [July 14, 2020]   [open pdf - 468KB]

From the Document: "On June 23, 2020, 59% of voters in Malawi, a small, poor southeast African country, ousted incumbent President Peter Mutharika in favor of opposition presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera during a rerun of a presidential election held in May 2019. The country's High Court ordered the rerun after annulling the 2019 vote in early 2020, citing a raft of serious irregularities. Mutharika, who won the 2019 election, called the decision a 'travesty of justice' and sought its reversal, but the Supreme Court rejected his appeal and upheld the High Court's ruling."

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CRS In Focus, IF11602
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2020-07-14
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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