EU postpones fresh Malawi election observer report presentation

The European Union (EU) Election Observer Mission (EOM) has shelved it’s presentation of its final report on the disputed May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections hours after UTM Party president  Saulos Chilima and his Malawi Congress Party (MCP) counterpart Lazarus Chakwera who are challenging the results in court over alleged irregularities. cried foul.

Nyasa Times source within the EU mission in Lilongwe says a public statement would be issued soon to give details of what will now happen when the delegation arrives.

Chilima said in a letter to the EU Malawi office dated January 7 2020, said the report is sub judicial as the presential elections dispute is awaiting judgement.

He said: “We are waiting for judgement [in the Constitutional Court]. The EU should respect the courts and wait for the judgement. We have informed the EU in writing that we will not be attending the meeting.”

Chakwera also announced he would not meet the EU team.

The EU, Commonwealth, Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) and other foreign observer missions largely stated in the aftermath of the disputed elections that the country’s sixth post-independence general elections were free, fair and credible.

However, the international observers’ preliminary vote of onfidence has received subsequent strong criticism from the opposition parties and civil society who described it as a rushed and overused cliché.

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Ecclessia
Ecclessia
10 months ago

DPP called them that’s why those journalists were arrested at airport….wapusitsidwa mzungu….kusanduka mbuli coz of DPP.. DPP can even bribe a corpse and the corpse will receive that money before dying again….

GRM
GRM
10 months ago

This is fake news.
How can Europeans who pressure us to meet deadlines whenever they fund local NGO’S took 8 months to release a report. This is fake and coming after the European ambassador was unceremoniously chased out of the country it smack foul play. Any report that has passed it’s useful shelf life ceases to be relevant. This is a missed opportunity. Had they released it before the case one of the court parties could have tendered in court as evidence. Poor fake EU. Mwabisala poyera msana waoneka. Mwatchera kumwezi nkhanga zaona

angoni apaphata
angoni apaphata
10 months ago

So after the judgement will their observation change? This just goes to prove that these observers are a useless bunch of idiots. Just reporting what politicians want to hear. Report what you observed actually they should have been called as witnesses in court. But no. They release a report months after the election just to show us how incompetent they are. Asadzabwerenso amenewa.

Medson
Medson
10 months ago

Why utm and mcp are scared of the report, international community are part of the election wittiness
Zavuta kumupanda

Jane Aswelele
Jane Aswelele
10 months ago

With all wisdoms Malawians have,EU thinks to convince Malawians just because they are Europeans whites, EU feels to become judges of high court in Malawi.Off with your connived ideas .

NACHITHIDZI PALIBE
NACHITHIDZI PALIBE
10 months ago

THAT IS Y WE SAY MALAWI IS ON FIRE

Nzika
Nzika
10 months ago

Cairo ndi mnzako ukuyankhayo, nanga inuyo a DPP mukupa chiyani mukuitana EU pano mlandu utakambidwa kale? Mumaopa chiyani muja mumakakamira kuti mlandu aupange dismiss? Nthawi yonseyi a FU anali kuti? Kupanda kuti mlandu unlowa mkhothi akanabwera ndi Final Report lawolo? Anthunu ndinu akubadi!

Mwana wa Nabanda Ku Joni
Mwana wa Nabanda Ku Joni
10 months ago

This is the very reason the west cant be trusted by africans. Do you fault the late uncle Bob of Zim?

Simanga
10 months ago

My worries are on those who follow them depending on how white monopoly rules and runs the world undermining the black readership and when are we going to believe ourselves and having confidence in that we as 🇲🇼 can solve this problem without calling the mighty whites for intervention.

Aubrey
Aubrey
10 months ago

ELECTORAL OBSERVATION WAS ALL AN ACT OF FRAUD AND BETRAYAL TO THE PEOPLE OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI. There was a time when Malawi as a country desperately needed an input which could at least be used to put out the fire which broke out following highly disputed polls in May last year. Part of that input was supposed to have come from the European Union(EU). Last year’s polls were a sham with many irregularities.The Electoral body,MEC,rushed to declare Mutharika investigating and resolving those disputes. Sadly,the International Observation rushed to declare the election free,fair and credible which stirred alot of… Read more »

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