Democracy on Trial; MCP ‘Illegal’ Convention Sideline MEC

The once Mighty Opposition  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) conference has elected Lazarus Chakwera, Sidik Mia and Harry Mkandawire as president, vice president and second vice president respectively. The elections were held in rather controversial and unexpected circumstances as the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), which was expected to be the overseer, was by-passed. MEC spokesperson Sangwani Mwafulirwa told Zodiak Online ‘MEC officials were on their way’ when the three key officials were elected unopposed at the convention taking place at…

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Chief Lundu Ask Chakwera to Offer Constructive Criticism

Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa said on Sunday that it is high time opposition political parties worked together with the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP’s) – led government by offering constructive criticism in addressing some of the challenges the country faces. Lundu made the remarks during a public rally President Professor Peter Mutharika held at Nchalo Trading Centre in Chikwawa. He said it is a pity that opposition parties are busy castigating government’s developmental efforts without offering alternative measures….

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Chakwera Says MCP Not Just an Ordinary Opposition

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has thanked people who voted for him during the May 20 tripartite elections which saw the incumbent Malawian Leader Peter Mutharika emerging as the winner on a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ticket. Chakwera who is also leader of opposition in the Malawi National Assembly was speaking lately when he held a mass rally in his Lilongwe North West constituency. He told thousands of ecstatic supporters that the former ruling party will…

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Lean Cabinet Doing Malawi Good Says President Mutharika

State President of the Republic of Malawi Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has said that his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led administration has so far performed very well since it took over power after the 2014 tripartite elections. He was speaking in his State of the National Address themed “Fulfilling our Promises,” during the official opening of the 2015/2016 Budget session of the Malawi National Assembly in Malawi’s Capital, Lilongwe lately. Among other things, the President said he was delighted…

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