20 May 2014
Last updated at 09:10
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