The recent elections were plagued with a collapse of the counting system with the electronic counting being suspended in favour of manual counting. It was announced by eh electoral commission that more votes had been cast than are registered. The incumbent President Joyce Banda was trailing two of the other candidates after early counting and has called for re-election which eh high Court has rejected.
The outcome was in fact a transition to the new leader and as a tribute to the Malawi people it was a peaceful one.
However just what the economic outcome will be is yet to be seen and it is unclear what the future holds for this delightful country of struggling population where politicians are often unable to reconcile their differences and get on with effective governing of the country. Sadly this leaves the population a large struggling in a vacuum of poverty and heightens their need for support from organisations like MicroLoan Foundation.
Peter Mutharika, leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), was declared the winner, taking 36.4% of the presidential vote.