Malawi suspends election announcement, orders a vote re-count

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Posted: May 24, 2014 4:16 PM

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - The Malawi Electoral Commission suspended the country's election announcement and ordered a physical re-count of votes, commissioner Chimkwita Phiri said on Saturday at the national tally center in Blantyre.

"There's need for a physical check by opening the actual ballot boxes," he said adding that the number of ballots counted exceeded the number of voters registered.

(Reporting by Frank Phiri, writing by Zandi Shabalala, editing by David Evans)