LILONGWE (Reuters) - Malawi's President Bingu wa Mutharika won re-election in a ballot widely viewed as a test for political stability in the southern African country, official final results showed on Friday.

The Electoral Commission declared wa Mutharika the winner of the presidential poll with 2.7 million votes. His closest rival John Tembo, who has alleged vote-rigging, won 1.2 million votes.

(Reporting by Mabvuto Banda; Editing by Ralph Gowling)

Article Published: 21/05/2009