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Mr Gwanda Chakuamba (2003)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

UDF faces reality of defeat as Malawians signal the dawn of new politics

United Democratic Front (UDF) has said it is ready to accept defeat
in the just ended general elections in which the incumbent President
Bingu wa Mutharika is leading.

UDF spokes-person Robert Jamieson said his party has received
unconfirmed reports about Bingu’s lead but said as a party they will
wait for an official announcement from Malawi Electoral Commission.

He said UDF is ready to accept defeat but hinted that it will only
be after the party has carefully examined the official results.

“We will have to examine the official results and if it is proved
that nobody tampered with the results we will accept,” he said.
who is among UDF gurus who have fallen in the Parliamentary elections
said after everything is settled about the general elections his party
will make serious decisions on their future.

He did not elaborate on what would happen to their coalition with Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

However, MCP general secretary Chris Daza said he was not ready to
comment on anything as regards to the results so far released.

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