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Malawi heads for elections

Malawi is set to hold national elections on 21 May 2019 – for the sixth time since the multi-party system was introduced in 1994. Presidential, parliamentary and local government elections will be held at the same time. What looks like a shining example of democracy at work in one of the world’s poorest countries at first glance turns out to be far less rosy on closer examination. Malawi is facing serious political, social and economic problems.

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