CMD tells tiny parties to deregister as Tikonze coalition kicks off

Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) has told the six tiny political parties that has grouped together to form an electoral alliance ahead of the May 21  2019 elections to deregister their former parties in order to be in conformity with the new Political Parties Act.

Chilumpha: We will follow the law

KizitoTenthani, the executive director of CMD said the political party leaders have to clearly show that they have deregistered their previous tiny parties.

“The new law outlaws one person from holding membership to more than one party. They have to deregister their previous parties if they are to be registered as a new political party,” said Tenthani.

Leader of the six parties, CassimChilumpha of the ADD said the new party will respect the new law.

“We will definitely deregister the old parties,” said Chilumpha without giving exact date when the deregistration would be done.

Six tiny parties have on Thursday sealed an electoral alliance ahead of the highly contentious May 21, 2019 tripartite elections.

Some of the parties that are now under Tikonze Peoples Movement (TPM) are Mafunde, Peoples Progressive Movement (PPM) and ADD.

Chilumpha says the political grouping will field one presidential candidate as well as one parliamentary candidate in each constituency and one local government candidate in each area.

“We will have one party colours and we will work as one party,” said Chilumpha.

Initially, there were supposed to be 13 parties in the alliance but others, including United Transformation Movement (UTM) and People’s Party (PP) pulled out and said they would contest in the elections alone.

UTM’s SaulosChilima is one of the leading presidential candidates and is likely to face president Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Lazarus Chakwera’s Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

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Greed, that’s what. Can you see Katsonga deregister PPM to leave room for the so-called ADD, a nonentity? If the group’s concern is the welfare of Malawians, as we are being led to believe, then just join MCP because doing otherwise will clearly demonstrate you are out to rip/rape Malawi.

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Hahaha koma Owen Khamula, Chilima umamukonda zedi. The last sentence about Chilima is not true. we all know that he was on number three after Prof. APM of DPP and and LC of MCP. That was before moto wamapesi usanazime. Pano we know Chilima can’t be on number three anymore. Probably the UDF or PP has replaced utm now.

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If they “de-register” these Parties, as they should, where then are the leaders of these Parties going to go back to after, but surely, losing next year? That is the dilemma, isn’t it? They probably never thought about this, seriously and consequentially.
KIKIKI And, in this case, 1+1+1+1+1+1 still equals 1.

Alamu Pumani Mwakula kuba
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Michael Yekha parties.

Mangochi legend
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Mangochi legend

Point of correction:
Malawi has np party in the name of ‘united transformation movement’…… but UTM

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

deregister and disappear

Zoona
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Zoona

deregister and disappear for good. DPP 2084 wooooooooooo

Central
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Central

2084?? ohoooooooooooo imeneyi mukanjoyela kuti kodi imeneyi? Karim tu komanso ujayu wa 4.5b ya msb siunaone kuti ayamba kale kulubwalubwa ukooooooooooo!! I suggest by choosing to show us 2084, your intention was to show us something in between the lines and ine ndadziwa you meant 2084 less 2019 = 65 IWHL!! Wayithaima imeneyooooooooooo chibwanatu ukuchitacho, kulosa zoyansa mwayamba kufika nazo pena nokha ife tikungodutsamo. …………………………………………. kkkkkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Greedy people, mukonze Malawi wake uti?

Mtenzi Mzungu
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Mtenzi Mzungu

Chilumpha don’t impose yourself on the presidency. Follow Democratic principles

JJ Mbewe/pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe/pathfinder

Zamanyi baasi

Chabs
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Chabs

Looking at the trend of elections in past , you will note that these so called tiny parties have always performed miserably .I don’t see the relevance of doing this !! This is a total waste of time and money.The best these parties could have done was to join the other big parties and contribute to national development .My free advice to this alliance is please stop this and channel you energies on meaningful political agendas that will benefit the majority of our people and not few individuals and not selected few!!!

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