Malawi Elections 2014: President Banda orders a re-run of the elections

Lilongwe, 12noon: In a twist of events in the Malawi elections today, May 24, President Joyce Banda issues an order stopping the Malawi Electoral Commission from continuing with vote counting.

She made a statement a press briefing which was held at Kamuzu Palace less than an hour ago.

Band has exercised her presidential powers under section 82(2) which empowers a sitting president to call off an election process if he or she feels the process is not credible.

The order, signed by the president states that a re-run of the elections will be done in 90 days.

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