Lilongwe poll rerun, by-election in June: Budget hits K500mil

Pollster, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced the Supreme Court ordered Lilongwe south east election rerun and Lilongwe Msozi north by-election will take place in June.

Gwengwe (right) with MCP’s Ulemu Msungama : We’re the candidates for MCP

Acting spokesperson for MEC Richard Mveriwa confirmed this and said the two elections will cost K500 million.

“The electoral calendar for both the election rerun and the by-election will be launched this Tuesday,” he said.

He said Mec will soon present its budget to Treasury for funding.

The Supreme Court ordered the rerun after nullifying the 2014 parliamentary election results after massive rigging.

Losing candidate Ulemu Msungama of the Malawi Congress Party challenged the poll result which was won by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party’s Bentry Namasasu.

In Lilongwe Msozi north, the byelection is taking place after the death of its MP Hayton Jiya.

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Timve Ziti
Timve Ziti
5 years ago

I just don’t understand how 2 by elections can cost K500m.

zax
zax
5 years ago

Mpakana kuvotaso bwanji osangowapatsa a MCP mipando yonseyo

Mbewe
Mbewe
5 years ago

Right Honorable Gwengwe MCP presidential Candidate 2019. Let’s support this young visionary leader at the next MCP convention. He has potential to lead the MCP, Malawi nation and the country. He is the only hope for central region to lead the country and continue from the spot where Ngwazi left.

staford nduwaluwa
staford nduwaluwa
5 years ago

tatenga kale mcp eooo

Zudi Mzee
5 years ago

MCP will be victorious in both constituencies.Chakwera woyeeee!

Prof. Peter Mutharika
Prof. Peter Mutharika
5 years ago

K500m????? lets see their budget breakdown… It may be a cashgate

Dum Magulajena.
Dum Magulajena.
5 years ago

Thbis re-run system of election will also be needed during the masselections of 2019 general elections.

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