Voting begins in Malawi general elections
Malawians on Tuesday morning started casting their votes in the country’s sixth election since switching in 1993 from one party state to multiparty democracy.
According to the Malawi Electoral Commission 6.5 million voters of 20 million are eligible to vote for the election of the president, members of parliament and councilors.
Polling stations opened at 6 am local time (0500GMT) and will close at 6 pm local time (1700GMT).
“Unemployment is too high. Corruption is making Malawi poorer, so I want change. I want us, young people to have decent jobs, that’s why I came so early to vote,” a 21-year-old voter, Mayamiko Banda told Anadolu Agency at Blantyre Youth Centre voting station.
There are about 5,000 voting stations open countrywide where voters will cast their ballots to elect 193 members of parliament, 462 local government councilors, and the president………read more