MEC to Use 50+1 in Parliamentary, Local Govt Elections

MEC to Use 50+1 in Parliamentary, Local Govt Elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says will use 50%+1 of the votes cast to determine the winners for the forth coming Parliamentary and local government by-elections. MEC’s Chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale disclosed the development on Monday through a Press Statement. Justice Kachale said the decision follows Constitutional and Supreme Courts’ interpretation of the word ‘majority’ […]

MCP Aspirants to Stand On Independent Tickets

MCP Aspirants to Stand On Independent Tickets

By Joshua Mphanda, MEC Stringer Four candidates who lost in the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) primary election in Lilongwe North West Constituency have submitted nomination forms at Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to run as independents ahead of the upcoming by-election in the area.  This development came to light on Wednesday during presentation of nomination forms […]

Mangochi Candidate Wins Court Case Against MEC

Mangochi Candidate Wins Court Case Against MEC

By Ayamba Kandodo-MEC Stringer High Court in Blantyre has on Wednesday ordered the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to conduct November 10 by-elections in Mangochi North-East and West constituencies using same older voters’ roll and maintain the candidates they competed in the annulled elections of May 21 2019. This follows an injunction an independent candidate for […]

MEC Asked to Abolish Tripartite Elections

MEC Asked to Abolish Tripartite Elections

By George Mponda Dedza, September 23, Mana: Senior Chief Kachere in Dedza has proposed that the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) should consider abolishing tripartite elections to ensure result credibility. Kachere made the remarks during a multiparty liaison committee meeting which was organized by the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) attended by chiefs, members […]

Mangochi By-Elections Preps Excites MEC

Mangochi By-Elections Preps Excites MEC

By Ayamba Kandodo – MEC Stringer Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is satisfied with the progress of voter verification exercise for the November 10 by-elections currently underway in Mangochi North East constituency despite a court injunction obtained by an independent candidate to stop the electoral body from conducting fresh registration. MEC Chairperson Justice Chifundo […]

Shadow MP Blocks Mangochi North East By-Elections

Shadow MP Blocks Mangochi North East By-Elections

Independent candidate for Mangochi North-East Parliamentary by-elections, Martin Sekati Nyengo has obtained a court injunction, asking the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to suspend activities regarding the elections. According to Nyengo, registration of new voters, the contestation of new candidates, the hiring in of same old staff who presided over the previous elections are some of […]

Make Voting Mandatory in Malawi- Uladi Mussa

Make Voting Mandatory in Malawi- Uladi Mussa

By Joshua Mphanda, MEC Stringer Former ruling Democratic Progressive Party Vice President for the central region Uladi Mussa has called for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to make voting compulsory. The self-styled Chenjigolo said this on Friday at a National Election Consultative Forum (NECOF) the commission organized on Friday in Lilongwe. He made these remarks while […]

MEC Warns Candidates Against ‘Terror’ Ahead of By-Elections

MEC Warns Candidates Against ‘Terror’ Ahead of By-Elections

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has warned that it will disqualify shadow members of parliament found perpetrating violence ahead of the upcoming by-elections. The chairperson of the commission, Chifundo Kachale said this on Thursday when he presided over the launch of the by-election and official campaign in Lilongwe North West Constituency. “We will not hesitate […]

MEC Told Chiefs to Nurture Peace Ahead of By-Elections

MEC Told Chiefs to Nurture Peace Ahead of By-Elections

By Ayamba Kandodo- MEC Stringer Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has advised chiefs in Mangochi to use their influence in nurturing peace ahead of the by-elections, the electoral body is holding in two constituencies in the district and three constituencies in other districts. MEC has planned to hold the by-elections on 10th November this year in […]

Tonse Govt Keen of Electoral Reforms

Tonse Govt Keen of Electoral Reforms

By Tione Andsen Lilongwe, September 3, Mana: Tonse administration has assured electoral stakeholder in the country that it was keen to ensure the implementation of the electoral reform in the country. Minister of Justice, Titus Mvalo made the remarks Thursday during the opening of a two day Electoral Reforms Review Conference organization by National Initiative […]

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