Polls closed at 6:00 pm (1600 GMT) after a closely-fought election between the incumbent President Peter Mutharika and his two rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development.
At least 13 people with albinism have been killed in the last two years, according to the UN. Actual numbers are likely higher. Superstitions or myths about the albinos' magical powers fuel these attacks.
In some traditional communities of Tanzania and other countries in Africa, albinos are thought to have magical properties, and their body parts can fetch thousands of dollars on the black market as ingredients in witch doctors' potions.
UN expert on albinism warns that around 10,000 albinos face "extinction" in Malawi if they continue to be murdered for their body parts for use in superstition.
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