A panel of five judges in Malawi has begun to read its ruling following an appeal challenging the results of last May’s presidential election.
President Peter Mutharika won a second term with 38.6% of the vote.
But opposition candidates Lazarus Chakwera, who came second, and Saulos Chilima, who finished third, went to court to argue that the election was not fair.
They say the way the election was handled was full of irregularities.
The judges, who arrived in court in the capital, Lilongwe, under military escort, are expected to read out a summary of their 500-page decision, according to the local Nation newspaper