Road To 2014

MEC Chair Declares:Elections Free And Fair…There was No Rigging But Anomalies Here And There

MEC Chair Declares:Elections  Free And Fair…There was No Rigging But Anomalies Here And There

The Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) Chairperson Justice Maxon Mbendera has declared the 2014 tripartite elections as free, fair, transparent, open and credible. He was responding to a question from BBC’s Raphael Tenthani who wanted to know his assessment of the conduct of the elections during a press briefing that was held at National Tally Centre […]

Rev Chakwera’s Continued Overnight Caucuses With Mrs. Joyce Banda Worries First-gentleman

Rev Chakwera’s Continued Overnight Caucuses With Mrs. Joyce Banda Worries First-gentleman

Continued meetings between President Joyce Banda and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera are said to be a matter of great concern to the First-gentle man Richard Banda. And according to sources within the walls of the Statehouse, Mr. Banda has since complained to his wife’s sister Anjimile Ntila Oponyo. The source said, the […]

Election Update From MEC

Election Update From MEC

Good Morning The people of Malawi have voted in a transparent and mostly peaceful environment. Despite challenges, polling went well in about 99 percent of the centres on May 20, 2014. The Commission is committed to making Every Vote Count. This can be attested by reports from observer missions including the Commonwealth who have commended […]

International Observers PAC Hail MEC As PP Cry Foul

International Observers PAC Hail MEC As PP Cry Foul

International observers and Public Affairs Committee-PAC have commended Malawians, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and electoral stakeholders for peaceful and transparent elections despite that there were logistical deficiencies. PAC chairperson Reverend Felix Chingota said despite challenges faced, MEC was ensuring that Malawians were updated in all activities surrounding the election. He said MEC has also shown […]

Mutharika Leading By 400, 000 Votes After A Count of 15-districts

Mutharika Leading By 400, 000 Votes After A Count of 15-districts

Unofficial results from fifteen districts indicate that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leader Peter Mutharika is leading with a gap of about 400, 000 votes. Information relayed from the fifteen districts that have had their votes already counted and finalized has indicated that Mutharika has gotten 940, 211 and is being trailed by Lazarus Chakwera of […]

Blantyre On Fire:Ndix Torches Polling Material, Road Blocked In Machinjiri, Demos At Magistrate Court

Blantyre On Fire:Ndix Torches Polling Material, Road Blocked In Machinjiri, Demos At Magistrate Court

Angry Ndirande residents have torched all the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) tents and polling stuff following delays to open the polling centre on top of providing voting materials. In another development, The situation at Blantyre Tax Office polling centre, under Blantyre City Central Constituency is slowly getting out of hand as voters have gone to […]

Malawi Electoral Commission Hijacked: Admits Some Authorities Are Replacing Polling Staff-PRESS STATEMENT

Malawi Electoral Commission Hijacked: Admits Some Authorities Are Replacing Polling Staff-PRESS STATEMENT

The Malawi Electoral Commission has learnt of unconfirmed reports that there are some authorities who are replacing polling staff who the Commission has recruited. The Commission would like to emphasize that it is the only authority on recruitment of staff and no one should have done that. All people who have been employed to substitute the […]

Mbendera Warns on Rigging Allegations

Mbendera Warns on Rigging Allegations

Chairperson for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Maxon Mbendera SC has urged mainstream journalists in the country to desist from picking up social media allegations that the commission intends to rig the May 20 elections with the ruling party. This comes after opposition party’s raised their fears that the ruling People’s Party (PP) is planning to […]

Mulanje Limbuli aspirants for Section 64 Recall provision

Mulanje Limbuli aspirants for Section 64 Recall provision

Aspiring candidates for Mulanje Limbuli constituency have unanimously agreed that Section 64 of the Malawi constitution should be brought back as a way of ensuring that Parliamentarians do not abuse voters after they win. Section 64 empowers constituents to remove their representative from a seat shall they deem him/her to be under-performing but the Section […]

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