Chakwera beat incumbent President Peter Mutharika in last Tuesday’s poll after Mutharika’s victory in the May 2019 presidential election was nullified.
Guterres welcomed the peaceful holding of the presidential poll on Tuesday, said Stephane Dujarric, his spokesman, in a statement.
The UN chief called on all political actors to ensure that their words and actions promote an environment of peace, harmony and social cohesion among all Malawians. Guterres further urged all stakeholders to channel complaints related to the electoral process through established legal mechanisms, said the statement.
The secretary-general reiterated the United Nations‘ continued support to the people and government of Malawi in their efforts to further consolidate peace, democracy and sustainable development in the country, it said.