Malawi election: Main opposition candidate votes


by bbcafrica

Malawi’s main opposition candidate Lazarus Chakwera has cast his vote in the ongoing repeat presidential election.

Mr Chakwera voted at Malembo Primary school in the capital, Lilongwe, at around 09:30 local time.

He expressed optimism that the rights of voters will be respected, according to Times Media.

Mr Chakwera is leading the Tonse Alliance with the current Vice-President Saulos Chilima as his running-mate.

Malawi’s Nation newspaper tweeted photos of Mr Chakwera voting: