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The Citizen (KZN) - - News - Li­longwe

– 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.

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