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Malawi leader sacks country's military commander

Date: Mar 18, 2020

Malawi's President, Peter Mutharika, has sacked the country’s Military Commander, General Vincent Nundwe.

It came just hours after the president refused to ratify changes to the electoral laws which had been approved by parliament, and were meant to pave the way for fresh elections in May.

Last month, the courts annulled Mutharika's victory in last year's election, citing irregularities. He's filed an appeal against the decision.

Correspondents say Mutharika is increasingly being accused of doing everything he can to frustrate the holding of a new presidential vote.

A Spokesperson said in the president's opinion the proposed electoral laws went against the country's constitution.

--BBC--

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