Chakwera ballot paper will only have MCP symbol – MEC

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera ballot paper will have his face and party black cork symbol only and not with UTM,  the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said after it rejected an application to have amendment on the paper symbol.

MCP-UTM alliance symbol that the alliance wanted to appear on the ballot

MCP applied to MEC to let the party use a fusion of MCP and UTM symbols to reflect the UTM and MCP electoral alliance.

But the electoral body has rejected the application on grounds that MCP did not notify the registrar of political parties on any changes on symbols to be used on ballot paper in the forth coming fray presidential election.

MEC argues that MCP is registered as a party and that the symbols are regulated by Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act of 2018 whereas the new symbol is not.

Last week UTM Secretary General Patricia Kaliati  has been telling people in campaign rallies that the paper ballot  will have MCP-UTM symbols.

But as it stands now, it’s an MCP ticket of Chakwera with his runningmate Saulos Chilima.

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achalume
achalume
9 months ago

it is very strange utm asking to be included in the ballot symbol. Did they not know when the nominations were being presented. This is what Atupele is saying “bus sumapeleka kwa learner kuti ayendese, agwetsa”. This was a very simple matter that they should have known (Tonse Alliance is not a registered party”

sitimadya Ndale
sitimadya Ndale
9 months ago

Rest In Peace UTM

Ndikhetsamwazi Chakwera

The official death of UTM

Malawians stop being cowards remove this SHIT

Jane Ansah, Peter Hitler Mutharika, the entire DPP thieves and thugs want to course a confusion at the voting stations to discourage voters not to vote. This move by Jane Ansah and her company will really cost the Tonse Alliance votes. I think the Tonse Allaince must go to court immediately to stop Jane Ansah’s madness. I’m even wondering if the allaince of UDF and DPP sysmbols will be allowed on the voting sheets. This is really strange how this woman, Jane Ansah, is so heartless by imposing a leader that Malawians have rejected long time ago. Peter Hitler Mutharika… Read more »

Ndikhetsamwazi Chakwera

All you have said is fine, but replace them with what?? its fine cleaning up dogshit only for a Human to leave a pile of real shit at the same place. MCP is EVIL, it kills people it hasnt changed, ask Juman Kamuzu Banda. We can never vote for MCP ife kumenyedwa mulilongwe ati tibwelere kwathu. We have lived in Lilongwe our whole lives even though we are from Balaka.

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago

Devils are always afraid of symbols of fire or pictures of fire. You can guess the reason why.

tizanka
tizanka
9 months ago
Reply to  Kandulu

black cocks are the evils symbols, fire is hell

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago
Reply to  tizanka

And demons are afraid of fire. It reminds them of hell.

Atuli
Atuli
9 months ago

Black “cork” ?

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago

Dear Jane Ansah and your fellow hoodlums in the DPP, even if you left it blank, people in the Tonse alliance know who they are voting for and that is Chakwera as President in order to replace the sleepy guy currently hiding at Sanjika.

Kandulu
Kandulu
9 months ago

Party symbols will be on their shirts/ jackets or will MEC/DPP alliance also force Chilima and Chakwera to appear naked on ballot papers?

Chikoti
Chikoti
9 months ago

Why was there a need to propose a change of symbol after nominations process was done? Something is not adding up…when is thee matter Going to courts??

Kachilima Phuma
9 months ago

Wagwanayo chilima, wazindikira zibwana zake mochedwa kikikki. Parties which contested in May 2019 and have eligibly submitted nomination papers for July polls are DPP, MCP and Mbakuwaku basi. There is nothing for UTM ndiye chofunira kukhala ndi symbol pa mcp ballot paper ndichani? Inu a UTM chanu palibe. You are simply escorting Chakwera then soon you shall start dancing to the jazz. Nyekhwe ijatu ndiimeneyi. And iwe Chakwera, take care, you must know kuti chilima akukudererani that’s why akufuna kuti UTM ikhalenso pa ballot. Mudzavutika naye chilima. For you UTM supporters, Just Vote DPP for peace. Ife pheee ndi a… Read more »

nyopani
9 months ago

tonse tili konko kwa Ckwerako. Chinkhalamba chogonacho khala nachoni muone Bakili mmene achisowetsere kkkkkkkk.

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