EU observers to issue fresh election report on Malawi

The European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM) to Malawi  delegation will jet back in the country on Wednesday January 8 2020 to isse a fresh report on the disputed  May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections  as the country awaits the Constitutional Court elections case ruling.

Miroslav Poche, chief of the EU observer mission for the Malawi elections

Head of Political Affairs  at EU, Aurelie Valtat, has confirmed the development .

In a 12-page preliminary statement, dated May 23 2019, the mission said the elections was challenged by poor conditions and poor adherence to procedures.

The EU observers also punched holes in the electoral legal framework, especially on the absence of deadlines for filing and adjudicating election disputes.

EU-EOM also observed that the vote count was transparent with party monitors present in all polling stations observed.

However, the EU-EOM mission said closing was assessed as bad to very bad in 12 out of 32 polling stations observed, mostly due to inconsistency in following procedures and problems with reconciliation and completing the result sheets.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) winner with 1 940 709 votes or 38.57 percent of the votes cast.

He was trailed by Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) with 1 781 740 votes (35.41 percent) while immediate-past vice-president Saulos Chilima of UTM came third with 1 018 369 votes or 20.24 percent.

MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah  declared the presidential elections to be free and fair and that the results were the true reflection of the will of the people of Malawi.

But Chilima and Chakwera are seeking nullification of the results in the Constitution Court.

The Constitutional Court (ConCourt) —a panel of five judges: Justice Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo—are  faced with making the most momentous decision any Malawian court has ever made.

The ruling is expected either this month or early February.

If the ConCourt nullify the petition as prayed for by the presidential candidates who finished third and second in the disputed official tally—they will only become the second court ever on the African continent—after Kenya’s, to cancel a presidential election.

But this is the first time an election referral has reached this stage in Malawi. And it has done so to the backdrop of a huge political crisis and gripped the attention of the whole country with the 17 million Malawians unprecedentedly able to follow all the court hearings via mass media.

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Nyoloka
Nyoloka
10 months ago

Yes they are shit on this matter… but what if the court rules and mayhem is all over Malawi? thats when we will want them and azabwenza………. its a shitty system, they are in control. After all most of you here are supporting HRDC demos and yet the same issues are in court… you are also shitty here…. say what

Jolobala
Jolobala
10 months ago

Fuckers go home …..u want to see us fighting and u shud get tima oil munava kuti tili mu lake Malawi tija akayidi inu eti

Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam
10 months ago

The problem with both Chakwera and Chilima is that both are inexperienced in politics, both lean towards violence, and would make a poor choice as leaders of a country. They are hungry for money and power. Don’t be fooled. They don’t care about Malawi or Malawians – this is about “its my turn to eat”. Once either one gets into power, they will be far worse than our dear president Dr. Peter Mutharika. They will make stupid new laws, and you will see massive cashgates, corruption and scandals on a scale never seen before in Malawi. Crime will increase at… Read more »

Donald
Donald
10 months ago

EU and USA are International Terrorists. Look what they are doing in Iraq, Syria, UAE, Qatar, Yemen, etc. They will always argue that they are defending their interest of millking mineral resources by destabalising nations. They are coming to Malawi to destabalise the country and confuse the Judges. Yet all Malawians want a re-ran so that Dpp terrorists should pack and go

Chilungamo Chimawawa
Chilungamo Chimawawa
10 months ago

We have wars all over the world because of such institutions such as EU Observer mission!!!!! They always defend criminals who rig elections and torture their own citizens!!!!!!!

Mmora Muroma
Mmora Muroma
10 months ago

Thought AU should have been in the forefront here. Now I believe what J Malema said that it is a gentleman’s club protecting each other.
AU… My foot. Shit of shits.

Bristone Mabichi
Bristone Mabichi
10 months ago

Not at this stage, EU please give us a break we do not want civil war in our land. All what you have for us is that we fight each other. We do not need your report. It is over, where were you. MCP, UDF and UTM please do not accept this nonsense.

HyperLink
HyperLink
10 months ago

Azunguwa amationelera kwambiri ku Africa kuno. To hell with their f***** report

Cliff
Cliff
10 months ago

This is so stupid where were you all this time?
Now you want to mess up our country don’t tolerate these idiots to unscrew us

Malawi belong to the citizens.

European Union, that is our country ,u left Africans in poor condition when you stole our resources, stop this nonsense.The first time, u said everything was ok.Now your are coming again to say those useless things. You were supposed to correct those mistakes before Asah announced the tippexed results. That’s our country and it’s in Africa.You are happy when you see Africans are suffering.Leave Africans alone.

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