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Malawi: Women Candidates Desperate to Finance Freebies for Voters

July 14, 2010, 1:51 a.m.


Mable Malinda wants to contest the local government elections but the independent candidate who is using her life savings to fund her campaign only has 500 dollars left in her bank account. She has already spent three times as much buying handouts for voters - an unofficial requirement when contesting elections in Malawi.

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