There Will Be No Re-run For Malawian Presidential Elections: And This Is Why

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Trial for the electoral case brought by MCP and UTM will commence on the 29th of July. Recent court events have given us a glimpse of what is to come, and the odds are stacked against the MCP and UTM.

MCP and UTM supporters need to brace themselves for a disappointing outcome when the case concludes. There will be no re-run of the Tripartite Elections.

Initially, the MCP wanted a recount of some select voting centres. But they have now changed, calling for a re-run. The change of goal-posts should worry the MCP supporters.

Those with intimate knowledge to the case say that the MCP changed tune because there is no evidence to necessitate a recount.

A re-run or a nullification of election results is not a small decision. It would require that you to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that there are sufficient grounds to cancel the whole electoral process.

MEC reported that they only received 147 reported complaints that were all resolved. With 5,002 voting stations, this number would not even represent 1% of the stations.

Once the trial starts, MCP and UTM will present evidence of their complaints. It would be interesting to see if they would even warrant calls for nullification.

Member of Parliament and Councillor elections results have been accepted as free and fair. Chakwera and all MPs have been sworn in Parliament.

Malawians are going to be keen to hear how the MEC, together with the monitors and all party representatives can get it wrong only for Presidential results. Especially to get it so wrong to warrant the cancellation of the whole election and a re-run of the Presidential elections.

Court representations by the MCP and a blanket request of bank statements of MEC officials exposed the MCP as a party that had no case from the beginning. They are going on a fishing expedition, going to the point of infringing privacy of Malawian citizens.

If you think that you have a case, you prepare and present your evidence. You do not take the matter to court and then ask for time to gather evidence which may not even exist.

As things stand, there would be no re-run. The MCP and UTM do not have any compelling case to present to the courts to convince them to cancel the whole Presidential Elections results.

Even the best lawyer in the world cannot win a case where there is no evidence of wrong-doing.

Malawian Tripartite Elections were credible, free and fair. International observers made that conclusion, and it is the same conclusion the court will come to.

There will be no re-run!

11 Responses to "There Will Be No Re-run For Malawian Presidential Elections: And This Is Why"

  1. kaloy   June 27, 2019 at 11:49 am

    This sounds to be a strong DPP member. from the facts mentioned it seems you don’t understand the law. Go and revise the law and come back.

  2. Cassim   June 27, 2019 at 1:10 pm

    This is totally true

  3. Dominc   June 27, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    If there will be no rerun why are the DPP and MEC fighting to stop the case. All you should know is that MCP and UTM will win this case and Malawians will go for voting . why did peter ask the court to include him as a complenant not a respondent he knows that is loosing the case and all he could do is avoid a disqualification . please stop telling lies(THERE WILL BE A RERUN)

  4. Charles   June 27, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    MCP and UTM don’t waste Malawians time no re run

  5. Dennis   June 28, 2019 at 5:36 am

    I think we are dealing with a sick journalist here. A Cadet of some sort

  6. Mvakhiwa   June 28, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    The writer seems to be defending the indefensible. He is calculating the 147 complaints out of the total polling centres as if the complaints were per centre. Sick reporting

  7. Chala Cha Gulo Maso Nanga Noni   June 28, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    I never read malawi voice online newspaper only to get surprised today and see that these folks, who can be wrongly called journalists are nothing more than the dpp cadets. MCP/Utm won the case in which mec and muthalika were asking the court to completely throw away the case. Did you report this? Mcp/utm have been granted access to mec servers. Have you reported this? Mec has been asked by the court to to give evidence on how they resolved 147 “madando”. Malawi voice folks have you reported this? Request for mcp to be given the details of mec auditors has been granted by court. Malawi voice have you reported this? Who is winning the case between Mec/Apm and Mcp/utm? Everyone can see that on pre-reminary judgement Mcp/Utm have won 90% of the cases. Let me tell malawi voice that whether you like it or not Mcp/Utm are winning this case. For my fellow Malawians who read online news, I ask you to stop reading malawi voice but rather go for nyasatimes or any other online news whose journalists are not affliated with DPP leadership.

  8. Eric   June 28, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Mcp supporters, stop dreaming. the game is over, no re-run. how will the mcp produce tangible evidence without vote recount? kkkkkkk (kids)

  9. George Lihoma   June 28, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    There will be a re-run. Stop playing games with peoples minds.

    Truth is always truth even if nobody effects it, but someday comes out tall and stands on its own.

    • Malotowa   June 29, 2019 at 12:22 pm

      Even if the court says there’ll be no re run, dpp won’t rule still. Malawi is tired of them! If that happens(no re_run) expect for unexpected in Malawi.

  10. Mas'low   June 30, 2019 at 11:33 am

    whether re run or nt my fellow malawians let’s all hustle for ourselves for our living…these leaders they don’t care about poor us …let’s not b used like the pons in the game of chase..


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