CMD warns of deregistration of political parties for failure to participate in polls

Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) has warned that political parties which fails to participate in elections risks deregistration.

Kizito Tenthani:  Warn dormant parties 

CMD executive director Kizito Tenthani said CMD is just waiting for a report from the registrar of political parties which has already asked political parties to give evidence that they had been participating in elections.

“If the political parties are not participating in the election, then this is against the law, this is against the Political Parties Act,” said Tenthani.

He said CMD will get the report from the registrar of Political Parties in November this year.

“All parties must ensure that they are working. CMD will do the verification of this exercise through the registrar of Political Parties. Political parties must ensure that they participate in elections especially in parliamentary and local government elections,” said Tenthani.

Political commentator Rafiq Hajat said this was a move in a right direction as some individuals create political parties for personal gains.

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3 years ago

How about donations in the name of politics deemed handouts. What are you doing about?

3 years ago

Bwana why November it should be immediately after May 2019. You will have all the required evidence of dormant political parties by end of may

Man D
3 years ago

that’s a good move you should also deregister DPP, it has stolen our taxes and buy motor bikes for campaign.

Mateyu salijeni
3 years ago

Tinati mungofuta angotisokosera

3 years ago

November, 2019 kwatalika sir, do it immediately after May 21, 2019 polls. Strike them off from your register. We would rather have only 3 active political parties to represent Malawians than more 30 smallest political parties that do not contribute anything to the welfare of Malawians. They are just noisy-makers in town. CMD that’s the right decision sir. We applaud your institution for taking that bold stand to remove them from your register

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