No Word Called ‘Losing Election’ in My Dictionary- Mutharika

By James Mwale President Peter Mutharika Friday hosted Members of Parliament to a luncheon at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe where he maintained his stance that his election victory was legitimate. However, Mutharika said he understood the bitterness of those challenging his victory, saying losing an election was a painful experience. “Thank God I have never lost an election. But I know that losing an election can be very painful, especially when one had unrealistic expectations,” said Mutharika. The President…

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Chala Mwamba!! Mutharika Makes Lilongwe First Post-Election Appearance

Malawi President Professor Peter Mutharika is expected to make first post-election appearance in Lilongwe today (Wednesday) after successfully emerging the winner in the May Presidential elections. President Mutharika will be visiting Lilongwe to hold victory and thanksgiving rally after conducting similar rallies in Blantyre and Mangochi respectively. Meanwhile, Secretary General for the ruling Mighty Democratic Progress Party (DPP)Grelzedar Jeffrey  has urged  people in Lilongwe to meet at Malangalanga traffic lights in the capital to give Mutharika Heroic  welcome.

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Malawi Opposition Leader Chakwera Concedes Defeat

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Reverend Lazarus Chakwera has finally conceded defeat in May 2019 tripartite general elections and has since been sworn in as Member of Parliament for Lilongwe North West. This means he has technically returned his seat as Leader of Opposition in Parliament and will respond to the State of the National Address (SONA) by His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika next week. Recently, Chakwera told international media  that he will continue to challenge the result…

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DPP’s Wa Jeffrey Warns MCP

By Tionge Kasolota Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General, Grelzedar Jeffrey has given Malawi Congress Party (MCP) a three days ultimatum to stop violence or risk facing unspecified action. She was speaking on Sunday during a DPP victory rally conducted at St. Augustine 3 Primary School ground in Mangochi. “Let me tell you (Richard Chimwendo Banda) and the entire MCP leadership to stop violence within three days or else we will deal with you. The violence you are perpetrating…

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Karonga people urged to keep 50-50 campaign alive till 2024 elections

By Jordan Simeon-Phiri, MEC Stringer Karonga District’s 50:50 campaign coordinator at Foundation for Community Support Services (FOCUS), Robert Silungwe, whose organization canvassed for equal representation for the Parliamentary and Local Government elections has asked all stakeholders not to relent if the campaign is to achieve desired results for the 2024 general elections. “For the just ended election, out of the 18 aspirant female ward councillors from the 10 wards, only one made it while the five female Parliamentary candidates…

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MCP Hails Police Conduct During Demonstrations

By Wisdom Ngwira In a rare show of gratitude, opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), on Thursday hailed Mzuzu Police  Officers for their professional conduct during demonstrations which the party has been holding in the city’s streets against disputed May 21 Tripartite Elections results. Speaking when the marchers converged on the road adjacent to Mzuzu Court House, a few metres from Mzuzu Police Station, MCP Director of Religious Affairs in the Northern Region, Rev. Christopher Kam’masamba said police had never…

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Democracy Under Intensive Care Unit- Kamlepo

By Govati Nyirenda Member of Parliament for Rumphi East Kamlepo Kalua has bemoaned the declining standards of Malawi’s democratic values a scenario he said has helped retard national development since the inception of multiparty democracy. Kaluwa made the remarks Thursday in an interview with the Malawi News Agency on the side-lines of an orientation training organized for newly elected Members of Parliament in Lilongwe. Kalua who has just been re-elected Rumphi East MP for the second time expressed disappointment…

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MPs Asked to Bury Political Differences

By Chikondi Chimala & Govati Nyirenda Newly-elected Members of Parliament have been advised to put aside their different political backgrounds and ideas and concentrate on harnessing their varying skills and experiences for the common good of the country. The Clerk of Parliament, Fiona Kalemba gave the advised Monday when she officially opened the orientation session on Monday where she called upon the “The people of this country having voted you into office are looking forward to your service, and…

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Exit Mighty DPP Victory Rally, Enters Thanksgiving Prayers

By Mphatso Sam Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the South, Kondwani Nankhumwa has proposed that the party and its supporters should hold prayers and observing fasting following the victory at the May 21 Tripartite Elections. He was speaking during a DPP victory rally at the Njamba Freedom Park, requesting President Peter Mutharika to set aside a day where the party would be involved in prayer and fasting as part of thanks giving for the triumph in the…

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Chanco DPP Wing Elects New Leaders

By Evance Chisiano The Chanco Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) wing has elected Hope Nazombe and Kenneth Mbawa as president and vice-president respectively during the wing’s elections during the weekend. Both Nazombe and Mbawa went unopposed during the elections at Chancellor College in Zomba on Saturday. Present during the elections was DPP Deputy National Youth Director, Connex Muhuwa who advised the newly elected office bearers to advance the DPP development agenda. “Let the Chanco DPP Wing emulate the DPP visionary…

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