What an epic five days. FPE – Fresh Presidential Election on Tuesday 23 June and the MEC, Malawi Electoral Commission proclaiming Lazarus Chikwera, President-Elect on Saturday, 27 June 2020.
In many ways, Malawi has established the way forward for Africa. It also puts paid to the white saviour industrial complex that wants to guide Africa to “democracy”. The whole saga of the corrupt May 2019 elections, popular uprising in opposition, Constitutional Court overturning the May results, and the newly reformed MEC running an impeccable election – all this and much more occurred without outsiders intervening, proclaiming or observing. Malawians ran a Malawian show and took control of their political destinies and they are extremely proud of what they have accomplished.