Campaign period to be officially launched at BICC in Lilongwe Tuesday

By Duncan Mlanjira The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) will officially launch the campaign period for the May 21 Tripartite Elections on Tuesday, March 19, at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe from 8.00Aam to noon. MEC is, therefore, inviting all political parties, candidates, civil society organizations, traditional and faith leaders and the general public to the launch of the official campaign period to be held under the theme “Consolidating Malawi’s Democracy through Peaceful Campaign”.  A statement from MEC…

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Faith Community to Pray for Peaceful Tripartite Elections

By Sam Majamanda Phalombe District Interfaith Aids Committee (DIAC) will conduct prayers in preparation for the May 21 Tripartite Elections on Wednesday next week. Organising committee chairperson Sheikh Abdullah Sitolo said they want to pray against “evil spirits that influence undesirable elements during elections in many countries in the world.” Sitolo said while the country has always managed to conduct peaceful elections, it was still necessary to pray for this year’s elections in particular. “We have invited all political…

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MCP, PP alliance long overdue for government of National Unity — MCP

By Duncan Mlanjira The alliance between Malawi’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and recent former State President Dr. Joyce Banda’s People’s Party (PP) will assure Malawians on which political parties are for a government of National Unity. This has been assured by MCP Eastern Region director of political affairs, Benson Jackson Ojesi, who said Malawi needs a liberation as it has moved so many steps backwards in terms of development, health, education and even unity.  “These needed a…

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Fake News Haunt MEC

By George Mponda Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has warned all candidates who will be competing in the forthcoming tripartite elections against believing in false news being spread through social media. Commissioner for MEC, Very Reverend Killion Mgawi issued the warning in Dedza during the vetting of ballot paper templates by candidates in the district on Wednesday. “The commission would like to make it clear and urge you to always check and verify information you receive. I am therefore, appealing…

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DPP’s Sanga Urges Mzuzu to Vote for DPP

By Ireen Mseteka Mzuzu City Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) parliamentary aspiring candidate, Kenneth Sanga has urged residents in the city to vote for DPP during the May 21, 2019 tripartite elections to ensure the city’s continued development. Speaking Wednesday in an interview, Sanga said ushered into power he will ensure that each location in the city has its dispensary to reduce congestion at Mzuzu Central Hospital and Mapale Health Centre. “I will make sure that each location has its…

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JB Sold PP to Chakwera, Mia

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) have formed a coalition ahead of 21st May Tripartite Elections. According to Information made available to Maravi Express, PP’s president Dr. Joyce Banda has been meeting MCP’s President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and his running-mate Sidik Mia to map the way forward. Banda who is among the nine presidential candidates for the 2019 Presidential Elections is expected to announce to have withdrawn from the race soon, thus according to inside sources…

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Ineligible candidates risk being penalized

By Laura Tebulo, MEC Stringer The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says if any information regarding to the ineligibility of the aspiring candidate comes to its attention, serious action will be taken against the involved individual. The statement was made by MEC chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah during the vetting of ballot papers to the parliamentary and local government candidates on Monday in Ntchisi. She said MEC is open to receiving complaints and information from the public that might help to…

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Mangochi East DPP aspirant MP cries foul

By Ayamba Kandodo, MEC Stringer The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) aspirant Member of Parliament (MP) for Mangochi East, Francesca Masamba Theula has expressed concern over the brutal acts of some supporters from other parties for unleashing violence acts to others due to differences in political affiliations. Masamba’s outburst comes in the wake of allegations that a supporter of the area’s incumbent MP, Abubakar M’baya (United Democratic Front) who is also a candidate during the forthcoming elections, strangled and beat a man for showing that he…

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MEC cautions candidates to observe handouts law during campaigns

By Patricia Mtungila, MEC Stringer As Malawi gears for the start of the official campaig period from March 19, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has cautioned political parties in the country to carry out their campaign within the confines of all electoral laws including the new Political Parties Law which bans giving of handouts to secure votes. This will be the first election since the start of the multi party era where political parties will be asked by law to…

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‘No Money No Vote’

By Leonard Masauli, MANA The battle towards achieving 50:50 campaign for female aspirants in the May 21 Tripartite Elections seems not to be an easy ride in Karonga as communities of Mwenilondo in Karonga District continue to ask for handouts for them to vote. The community members expressed their sentiments Thursday at Mwenilondo during a 50:50 campaign meeting which was organised by Foundation for Community Support Services (FOCUS) and attended by faith leaders and traditional leaders. The meeting aimed…

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