Former President Dr Bakili Muluzi has send congratulatory message to Dr Lazarus Chakwera and Dr Saulos Chilima as President and Vice President Elect respectively for the Republic of Malawi.
In a statement issued, Muluzi has wished the two a successful term in office.
“Dr Bakili Muluzi wishes the two leaders all the best as they take the mantle of serving the people of Malawi,” reads a statement.
Chakwera and Chilima prospered under Tonse Alliance.
The new leaders of the country will be sworn in today at BICC- Malawi Square in Lilongwe.
Announcing the results last night, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Justice Dr Chifundo Kachale said Chakwera managed 58.5 % of the total votes.
Below are the facts:
Chakwera got 2,604,043 votes.
Mutharika managed 1,751,877.
Peter Kuwani got 32,456.
6,859,570 Malawians registered.
Some 4,445,699 voters turned up to cast their ballots, representing 64 percent.
There were 57,323 null and void votes.
Valid votes counted were 4,388,376.