(Evangelical Focus) — Lazarus Chakwera, former head of the Malawi Assemblies of God, one of the largest Christian denominations in the country, won the election with 58% of the votes, according to the Malawi Electoral Commission on Saturday night.
He beat the incumbent president Peter Mutharika, who came second with 1.7 million votes. Voter turnout was 65%.
The country is fractured after a divisive 13 months of street protests against the results of the election, more than a year ago in May 2019, which were cancelled by the courts.
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