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Malawi elections: A three-horse race too close to call - African Arguments
There are three leading candidates vying to be Malawi’s next president. The victor could win with less than 30% of the vote. On 21 May, Malawi goes to the polls to vote for the president, members of parliament and local councillors. The fifth elections since the country’s return to multiparty democracy, these could be the most tightly-contested yet. Malawi uses first-past-the-post system, meaning whichever candidate gets the most votes in the single round of voting wins. In the last elections in 2014, this allowed Peter Mutharika to become president with just 36%. In 2017, a special law commission recommended that …