Malawi fresh elections set for May 19 2020: Parliment passes Electoral Reforms Bill

The fresh presidential election, which the Constitutional Court ordered after nullifying the May 21 2019 presidential polls results, will be held on May 19 2020 after Parliament on Monday passed the Electoral Reforms Bill facilitating the schedule of the new vote.

MCP legislators celebrate: Electoral Reforms Bill passes

Subsequently, the next general election will be held on Tuesday, May 21 2025, meaning MPs and councilors will stay for six years in office.

Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament presented a Constitutional Amendment Bill tabled by its chairperson Kezzie Msukwa with a proposal to add Section 80A to the Constitution but it was rejected.

It proposed dates for fresh election, procedure for rerun/runoff.

But on Monday, Parliament amended Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act to include this provision so that it can pass via simple majority not two-thirds required for Constitutional Amendment.

The move follows the Constitutional Court order of February 3 which nullified the May 21 2019 presidential election over irregularities.

The development also means that the National Assembly and Local Government authorities, elected during the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, shall stand constitutionally dissolved on March 20 2025.

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Local Lawyer
Local Lawyer
7 months ago

Doing things with anger can not help , if this election MCP 49.2 DPP 38.9 then none got 50+1 then re-run MCP48, DPP51 who loose

ngulenjeti
ngulenjeti
7 months ago
Reply to  Local Lawyer

Nothing sensible in your statement

Okay
Okay
8 months ago

Heard the 50+1 was removed from the final bill which passed.

monosile
monosile
8 months ago

Guys, the right person for president of Malawi come 19/02/20 is Dr Saulos Claus Chilima, why , we need somebody very strong to take CASH GATE head on. These DPP gurus have stolen our taxes and need to pay back. Therefore the right person to carry out this task is non other than Dr Chilima. Vote CHILIMA who has the stamina to punish these thieves we cannot afford the let them go scot free.

The Insurgent
8 months ago
Reply to  monosile

Do you really know Malawi and Malawians? Check your Oil – Oil 1? And come back to me. Or just wait for Samuel Magombo.

Mann Chin
Mann Chin
8 months ago
Reply to  monosile

Voting for someone with intentions to revenge and deliver maximum punishment is not good for our country. We should be looking at someone who will point the country to the right direction, develop and uplift citizens’ welfare.

ngulenjeti
ngulenjeti
7 months ago
Reply to  monosile

nonsese

Che Wanimiliyoni
Che Wanimiliyoni
8 months ago

The 50+1 bill is good for the opposition because its usual they form alliances. But if the bill has been forced through by a simple majority any winning party will will easily change it back to its original form. I don’t know why all this celebration. Let’s wait and see what will happen after new president is sworn in.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

Who’s formed an alliance now?

Chilipa Thako
8 months ago

DPP will win again , and I saw this coming it’s going to be tight but DPP is going to carry the day 52% and the rest will be shared by mcp and utm bcoz there will no alliance.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Thank to members of parliament for passing those bills. Taking the right way sometimes it is difficult but it’s good. We can only have a better country when we use rules which majority supports.

Panic button
8 months ago

With due respect to you all,Our parliament is a total disgrace. I listened to the debate but I want to assure you that Speaker of Parliament is for mcp and at the same time the mcp central people and Tumbukas are totally against the Lomwe. I beg to disagree but this is truth and truth hates. Their aim is to wipe the tribe as the Hurtus in Rwanda tried to wipe the Tutsis.
Malawi will be in flames after this election. Mark my words. You will remember me
Mcp is bloodthirsty with Ntambo.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago
Reply to  Panic button

Mulakhos need to learn a lesson this time round. No more yowumba wumba.

God
God
8 months ago
Reply to  Panic button

It will only be you fighting

kanchenga
kanchenga
7 months ago
Reply to  Panic button

You caused it. Did you really think that you can continue to benefit from our taxes and we would sit phwiiii. You people are really rubbish. So you couldn’t see this coming.

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
7 months ago
Reply to  Panic button

Thats true since DPP and UDF wiped people from Central and North so its tit for tat ,Malawi is for us all not only Southerners,

ERUTU
ERUTU
7 months ago
Reply to  Panic button

Idiotic thinking

Dudu
Dudu
8 months ago

Opposition has completely failed to change the constitution and therefore decided to change an Act. We are seeing you.

Kuki
Kuki
8 months ago

So, desperate opposition MPs led by Gotani have forced through amendments to the an ACT (Presidential and Parliamentary Elections Act) after failing to change the constitution. Komatu musatiyenjeze you power hungry people.

Tizanka
Tizanka
8 months ago

Kkkkk kkkk folks are acting like Malawi will end after this election. We will live with this monster ndithu kkkk

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