Presidential results await court ruling

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The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is waiting for their lawyers to vacate an injunction that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) obtained at the High Court in Lilongwe that has restrained it from releasing the presidential elections results.

MEC Chairperson, Justice Dr Jane Ansah said this on Sunday at COMESA Hall, the main Tally Center, during a press briefing organized to update the nation on the progress of determining electoral results and handling complaints.

“You are aware that there is a court injunction against the release of presidential results. Therefore, the Commission will not proceed to release anything until the court processes are completed

“Earlier this morning our lawyers appeared before the High Court to lift the injunction. As such, the Commission might update the nation depending on the outcome of the court sitting in Lilongwe on the way forward,” she said.

Meanwhile, the results for local government election from 462 wards have been received at MEC Tally Centre in Blantyre, according to Ansah.

“The Commission is tabulating the results for local government elections. At the moment, we are finalizing the verification and determination process while addressing all l8 complaints,” she said.

The Chairperson therefore advised all political parties and candidates to desist from any acts of violence as the Commission is finalizing its work.

“I appeal for patience and calm among Malawians. Leaders should speak to their subjects on the need to preserve peace and order,” advised the Chairperson.

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