Ansah says Malawi fresh presidential election calendar on course

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah has moved in swiftly to assure that the Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh presidential election will be held on May 19, 2020, saying all preparations are on course.

Ansah: Preparations are on course

Ansah said this on Friday in Blantyre on the sidelines of the announcement of Liwaladzi local government by-election results of Balaka.

Her comments come just 75 days before the voting day amid concerns from both political parties and other electoral stakeholders that delays to fire the current MEC commissioners as are by the Constitutional Court and parliament’s Public Appointments Committee might affect the electoral calendar.

“Everything is on course. As soon as we launch the fresh presidential election, we will unveil the electoral calendar,” she said.

MEC has set March 10, 2020 as the date for the registration of new voters, those who are 18 or will turn 18 on the voting day and all those who failed to register on the last voter registration exercise in the run up to the May 21, 2019 tripartite elections.

President Peter Mutharika’s spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani said the President has 21 days since he got the electoral reform bills last Thursday on whether to assent to them or not.

If he assents to the bills, then he will fire the commissioners, the current source of political impasse in the country, attracting sometimes violent protests.

All the commissioners have refused to step down.

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Mina
Mina
8 months ago

These all electrol Commissioners of MEC are the DPPs therefore untrusted with the good outcomes, am not going to waste my time registering for the coming presidential election knowing that Jane Ansah and her MEC is going to do the same to favour his boyfriend boss Peter Mutharika . If Jane Ansah better not to quee knowing they have games to play behind my back syss opitala mwaufunisisa mpando

Atokwene
Atokwene
8 months ago

MEC yambani preparations. changu people are ready to.vote pa 19 may pano. We know you have a competent team to.manage the court sanctioned Fresh elections.

DR CASSIM H CHILUMPHA
8 months ago

Isn’t it a stain on the integrity of this country that we sheepishly tolerate this? These individuals messed up Maya2019 elections and still allow them to repeat the mess. The Concourt too could not touch them. Unfortunately, when some of call out this trash, outfits like Nyasatimes shameless rubbish us as ‘ranting’. What a shame!!!

Mbanji
8 months ago

Mwano wake umenewo, dzikoli tigawanepo basi from Ntcheu up to the Northern Region will be another country, disrespecting Courts and all that

Malemu
Malemu
8 months ago

Old cunt

ananveruwa
ananveruwa
8 months ago

APM another state funeral afuna afere pampando mulungu akukanthani akulu mufa ndi Corona Virus

H E Nyaphapi One
8 months ago

Jane Ansah for president!

Apply
Apply
8 months ago

Voting is waste of time and money. Masankho apm anawina kale ndipo awinaso

Super power
Super power
8 months ago

AS WHO? WHAT?. YOU HAVE NO SHAME. God will punish you not only here on earth but also send you to hell. How special are you that the Malawi nation be suffering because of just your and your fellow satanists. LIGHT WILL PREVAIL AND YOU SHALL REMAIN IN YOUR DARK WORLD.

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