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– Malawi’s Electoral Commission chief yesterday defended the use of results sheets that had been altered with correctional fluid in last year’s disputed presidential elections.
The Constitutional Court last week annulled the May results that gave President Peter Mutharika a narrow win, citing widespread irregularities.
The court ordered a fresh election within 150 days and an investigation into the conduct of the Electoral Commission.
Appearing before a special parliamentary committee, the chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission, Jane Ansah, said she saw nothing wrong in her commission accepting sheets that were altered.
She claimed the results on the tally sheets were not altered but corrected.