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Rep. Bass Congratulates Malawi President-Elect Lazarus Chakwera After Election Rerun

July 2, 2020
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa issued the following statement:

"I would like to congratulate President Lazarus Chakwera on winning the rerun of the historic election in Malawi.  The repeat of this election demonstrated that the voice of the people can be heard and that African courts have the capacity to tackle ballot fraud and restrain presidential power. Malawians came together through peaceful protests to urge that Malawi must be for all citizens, regardless of class or party affiliation."