BBC News – Malawi elections: Joyce Banda faces strong challenges

People queuing to votePeople started queuing to vote before dawn

Malawians are voting in a tight election, with President Joyce Banda facing three strong challengers.

Mrs Banda came to power two years ago after the sudden death of President Bingu wa Mutharika.

Her reputation has been dented by a corruption scandal, known as Cashgate, which has led donors to cut aid.

Her main challengers are Mr Mutharika’s brother, Peter, Atupele Muluzi – the son of another former president – and a former preacher, Lazarus Chakwera.

20 May 2014 | 9:10 am – Source: bbc.co.uk
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