Malawi president seeks to nullify election results

[JURIST] Malawi President Joyce Banda [BBC profile] announced [press release] Saturday that, due to extreme irregularities in the voting process, she is nullifying the national tripartite results for the presidential, parliamentary and local elections. President Banda cited as her authority Section 88(2) [text, PDF] of the Malawi Constitution, which states that the president shall have the responsibility to "provide executive leadership in the interest of national unity." However, some have questioned [Malawi Voice report] her power to nullify results. Upon…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/05/malawi-president-attempts-to-nullify-election-results.php

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