The Malawi Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 19 May 2009

"Overall, the mission’s assessment was that the 2009 presidential and parliamentary elections were held in conformity with the PEMMO. However, the mission noted areas in which the electoral process could be improved and has, in this report, made recommendations on a number of them, including the appointment of electoral commissioners, elections management, conflict management, state media, intra-party democracy and domestic election observation. This report provides the mission’s full account of the pre-election, election day and post-election phases of the 2009 Malawi presidential and parliamentary elections."