President declares Malawi election 'null and void'

BLANTYRE, Malawi (AFP) - Malawi's President Joyce Banda on Saturday went on radio to declare this week's chaotic election "null and void," throwing the impoverished nation into crisis.

Banda has claimed there were "serious irregularities" with the poll, saying people had voted multiple times, ballots had been tampered with, presiding officers arrested, and the computerised voter counting system collapsed.