Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika has won a second term in office, according to the country's electoral commission.
The commission said that he had won 2.7 million votes, with his nearest rival John Tembo winning 1.2 million.
Mr Tembo has alleged that there was election fraud.
new president is due to be inaugurated on Friday, and several regional
leaders are already in Malawi to attend the swearing-in ceremony.