Chakwera vows to bring back Malawi electoral reforms bills

Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has  said his party will bring back to Parliament  the Electoral Reform Bills which include the Constitutional (Amendment) that a president should be elected with more than 50 percent of the votes, replacing the first-past-the-post (FPTP).

Chakwera addressing a rally in Lilongwe with red card in his back pocket
Chakwera pledges to bring back electoral reforms
Crowds at Chakwera’s rally in his home constituency

Chakwera said he will bring back Electoral Reform Bills once elected as President of the Republic of Malawi in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

The MCP presidential hopeful was speaking at a campaign rally he held at  Malembo Primary School ground, Traditional Authority (T/A) Khongonzi in Lilongwe, a constituency which he held as legislator before Parliament was dissolved.

“As MCP, we approved the Bull during its consultation stage and we had high expectations that it would pass. However we were let down by the very same  people that brought  it into Parliament,” said Chakwera, accusing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for the altered bill.

In its madness aimed at confusing the members of Parliament, the DPP-led government loaded it with excess baggage. DPP  also wanted the law to apply to members of Parliament and councillors. In addition, government wanted to reintroduce the long forgotten Recall Provision (Section 64).

But Chakwera said starting May this year once voted into power, he will ensure that those bills are brought back in Parliament as recommended by the Special Law Commission.

Chakwera also promised that once in government, he will empower Chewa King Kalonga Gawa Undi to administer all affairs surrounding Chewa chiefs.

He said MCP will restore the dignity if traditional leaders and not use them as campaign tools.

Chakwera at the end flashed red card symbolising a marching orders for  President Peter Mutharika and his DPP.

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Maunits
Maunits
3 years ago

Chakwera articulates programs he will do once ushered into power not telling Malawians about rigging during your rallies kushinilana zobera fotseki. This is the same as a student who does no go in class, does study and fails many tests on assignments come Maneb bring likasa to cheat this is exactly what Muthalika and his vice are doing. They have done nothing to Malawians but they to rig to become president ng’o Mulungu wakana Kumwamba kwakana chakachino ndichamayankho basi.

Tentative Nomenclature
Tentative Nomenclature
3 years ago

Chakwera asananame kuti adzabweretsa bill imeneyi when he and his MPs were busy frustrating the same in parliament. He was very lackadaisical about it as a sleepy Leader of Opposition and yet he would have been the first person to benefit from these laws. It is only now that he is seeing how beneficial the 50+ law can be to him.

Che Yusuf
Che Yusuf
3 years ago

Uyu nde angotaya nthawi yake basi

Gona pa Muhanya
Gona pa Muhanya
3 years ago

MCP palibenso or komwe kuli ka UTM anthu akuchita tsebwe, nanji DPP ndiye ayinso kukanika kupangitsa musonkha kumankhalira kuyimisa magalimoto pa mseu ati apange rally kkkkkkkkk.

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
3 years ago

The two parties that come out tops will go for second round. You will then get your 50+
Chakwera is last bus stop for Malawians, if he fails then the LORD just take over.

Zobanduka
3 years ago

Big Up Bwana Chakwera….Those DPP Puppet Chiefs will be ashamed of themselves….

masau
3 years ago

need to start regulating number of political parties you fool! !!!!! how can you have 50+ with these twenty leven political parties

John Chibisa
3 years ago
Reply to  masau

A MASAU musaonetse umbuli wanu apa. If you dont understand the topic just keep quite and shut up. 50 + 1 imati onse apikisane koma ngati palibe amene wadutsa 50%, the only top two candidates go into the second round of electoral voting and compete to get one winner.

Mwambakulu
Mwambakulu
3 years ago
Reply to  masau

Omasau changamukani school yavutatu apa.

Mpamira
Mpamira
3 years ago

Chakwera is the only hope for Malawi. This is the only country I call “my country”. The DPP led government has failed us because of corruption and no wonder Mutharika did not want to give the ACB the much needed teeth to bite those who are involved in corruption.

Mangochi kabwafu
Mangochi kabwafu
3 years ago

Do we still have these useless magule? No wonder the country remains the world’s laughing stock.

Chadzandiyani
Chadzandiyani
3 years ago

Yes we still have. ” Zingayambe kuyiwalika” The only thing you have seen iz Magule basi? cant you see how powerful the support is.

Kaitano
Kaitano
3 years ago

Umbulitu ukuphani, having dancers on any particular event is African culture wawa, different with kuchotsa fumbi kuja mumapanga inu kuja.

Lulu
Lulu
3 years ago

Chakwera Hi5 Man mumaitha. You are sweeping votes zisadaoneke this year

gibo
gibo
3 years ago
Reply to  Lulu

Change might happen this year.

masau
3 years ago
Reply to  gibo

Chilima 2019 boma

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