Mutharika Picks Chimulirenji as Running Mate

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has since unveiled Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development, Everton Hebert Chimulirenji as his running mate in the watershed general elections. Mutharika unveiled his running mate when he presented his nomination papers to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to contest as presidential candidate for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the May 2l Tripartite Elections at the Chichiri Conference Centre popularly known as Comesa Hall in Blantyre on Friday. Speaking after presenting…

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Chakwera Promises Change

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Presidential candidate, Lazarus Chakwera has promised to change Malawi if voted into power in the forthcoming 2019 Tripartite Elections. Chakwera, who is the first presidential candidate to present nominations paper in the race to the general elections, was speaking on Monday in Blantyre when declaring his interest to run for presidency as well as unveiling his running mate, Sidick Mia to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). “We are going to change Malawi using the high-five…

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MEC Urges North to Patronize Voter Verification Exercise

Chairperson for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Dr. Jane Ansah has urged the electorate in the northern region to ensure that they verify their names during the ongoing voter verification exercise. Speaking Monday in an interview after conducting supervision visits to some voter verification centers in Chitipa, Ansah said the commission is pleased to note that some registered voters were verifying their names through Short Message Service (SMS). She said the use of mobile phone messaging, has contributed to…

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MEC Applauds Govt, Donors Support

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson, Jane Ansah, has commended the Government of Malawi and donors through Basket Fund for the financial support they are rendering to address the K7.5 billion deficit which the commission had. Ansah said on Monday in response to the inquiry by the Malawi News Agency reporter sent to her through WhatsApp on MEC’s financial deficit ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections. In May this year (2018), MEC chairperson told journalists in Blantyre after meeting President…

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MEC Attains 81 Per Cent Voter Registration

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) said Monday that the first five phase of the registration exercise have managed to register 4,655,941 voters. MEC Chairperson,Dr. Jane Ansah disclosed this during a press briefing in Lilongwe when she briefed them on the progress of current voter registration exercise She said the commission has attained 81 percent of the projected 5,770,982 voters for these five phases. “Of the total registered voters, 2,534,432 are women representing 54 percent and 2,121,002 are men representing 46…

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MEC Dispel Rumours of Reopening Registration Centres

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has hinted that it will not re-open registration centres in Blantyre as a result of low voter turnout compared to 2018 projections. MEC Chairperson, Dr. Jane Ansah clarified this Monday during a media briefing in Lilongwe when she outlined on the progress of current voter registration exercise She said thatit is not that true that during the National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) held on August 31, 2018 in Blantyre various stakeholders agreed to reopen the…

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MEC Impressed With Voter Registration Exercise

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has expressed satisfaction with the progress the voter registration exercise is making in Chikwawa. Speaking to Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Tuesday at the end of her tour to some registration centres in the district, MEC’s Chairperson, Dr. Jane Ansah said it was pleasing to note that most centres visited at day five had already reached 50 per cent mark and others above the projected figures. “We believe that we should be able to reach…

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MEC Registers Over 2.5 Million Eligible Voters

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has so far registered a total of 2,686,903 voters in the completed three phases of the voter registration exercise. MEC’s Chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah told members of the press on Friday in Blantyre that the total registrants represent 81 percent of the projected 3,304,492 voters for 2018. “Out of the total registered, 1,424,025 are women representing 53 percent and 1,262,371 are men representing 47 percent,” explained Ansah. However, the MEC chairperson hinted that Kasungu…

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President Mutharika Appoints Dr Ansah As Chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission

  Following the nomination by the Judicial Service Commission, His Excellency the President, Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, has appointed Justice of Appeal, Dr Jane Mayemu Ansah, SC as the Chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), according to a press release signed by Mr George Mkondiwa, Malawi Government’s Chief Secretary.   The appointment comes nearly two months after the demise of Justice Maxon Mbendera, SC who held the position from October 2012, until his death.   Dr Ansah’s appointment…

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