Updating election results

Posted by / 13-Oct-2019 07:51

The precinct maps show the neighborhoods where candidates did well and where they might have trouble in November.To search the maps, select one of the four council races using the filters on the left.A count of votes tallied in three-quarters of the country’s polling stations, released Thursday, found incumbent president Peter Mutharika leading with 40.9%.His closest challenger Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party had 35.44% of the vote.“At this point, the commission will not be providing an update on the status of results because the announcement of results is interlinked with the resolution of complaints and concerns,” electoral commission chairwoman Jane Ansah said.

Montgomery won 31 precincts — or one more than Cole.The state which is considered Hindi-heartland of the Hindi-belt had slipped out of BJP’s grip primarily for two factors: anti-incumbency and unfulfilled farm promises.Secondly, BJP’s election campaign was mainly revolving Hindutva politics and national security which overshadowed issues of relevance.The BJP failed to live up to its higher minimum support price (MSP) promise and other agricultural promises such as better irrigation facilities.The Shivraj Singh-led government in the state was replaced by Congress’s Kamal Nath who was sworn-in as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh in December last year.

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She said her commission had received 147 complaints.