Chancellor College based political scientist Dr Mustafa Hussein has praised political parties for conducting nonviolent campaign period.
The official campaign period which began on March 19 and ended on May 19, 2019, just two days before Malawians cast their votes.
Hussein told YFM in an interview that despite a few incidents of violence that were witnessed during the period, the whole process was fairly conducted than most people expected.
“Although there were incidents of violence here and there but they weren’t major as we expected,” he said.
Hussein added that candidates had enough time to sell themselves to the public and present their manifestos without any challenges.
“Focus has been on issues although here and there they were incidences of some hate speeches.”
Hussein has called upon all registered Malawians to go and cast their votes on May 21 in a peaceful manner.
“Failure to do that may allow leaders who do not deserve to be elected to win,” he said.
The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says about 6.8 million people have registered to vote.