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30.05.2014 Malawi

Peter Mutharika wins Malawi's disputed presidential vote

By AFP
Malawi's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate and winner of the presidential election Peter Mutharika gives a press conference on May 24, 2014.  By Amos Gumulira (AFP)
MAY 30, 2014 MALAWI
Malawi's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate and winner of the presidential election Peter Mutharika gives a press conference on May 24, 2014. By Amos Gumulira (AFP)

Blantyre (Malawi) (AFP) - Peter Mutharika, the brother of Malawi's former leader, was Friday declared winner of the country's disputed presidential election after garnering 36.4 percent of the votes cast.

The electoral commission said Mutharika came ahead of Lazarus Chakwera who obtained 27.8 percent of the vote and outgoing president Joyce Banda who garnered 20.2 percent.

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