MCP prop for women Speaker candidate Gotani Hara, deputy Nancy Tembo

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is propping up supporte for  Mzimba North legislator Catherine Gotani Hara  as its candidate for the race of Speaker of Parliament.

Gotani Hara: Eyes Speaker post

This follows a lobbying by women activists for the country to have a woman as head of one arm of government – the legislature.

MCP are also backing Nancy Tembo, who won as an independent, to be First Deputy Speaker.

While sources in Demmocratic Progressive Party (DPP) say former first deputy speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje will be favourite to be the candidate. Another name sounded is that of Bright Msaka.

UTM Party and PP said they will vote for a capable candidate regardless of political affiliation.

PP spokesperson Ackson Kalaile Banda said his party, which was in an electoral alliance with MCP, will support a candidate fit for the job.

He said: “We are going to support a candidate that has dignity and ready to govern in a mature way.”

UTM Party director of publicity Joseph Chidanti Malunga agreed with Banda, saying: “Gone are the times that we should be electing a Speaker based on party. We should look at capability.”

Commentators say as the House elects a Speaker this coming week, let merit and levelheadedness, not benefits and self-enrichment be the guiding principles.

In the May 21 Tripartite Elections, DPP won 62 seats in the 193-seat National Assembly, MCP and independents got 55 each with United Democratic Front (UDF) getting 10, People’s Party (PP) won five, UTM Party has four and Alliance for Democracy (Aford) has one. Parliamentary elections were held in 192 constituencies.

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MUJAHADINI
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MUJAHADINI

Give it to Catherine Gotani Hara..She is also a beauty!

Bondo
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Bondo

I thought we are nullifying the elections?

katayeni chitutu
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katayeni chitutu

for the president

Mkanda
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Mkanda

That will be determined by the constitutional court. Therefore, other activities can’t stop unless the court demands!!

Maunitsi
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Maunitsi

Yes Mcheka Chilenje is athief in a temporary govt run by thieves. The right candidate is Catherine Gotani Hara

Mwini-Munda
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Mwini-Munda

Hara is a useless woman. She did nothing in her area when she was MP. She rigged votes in her area.

jogoda
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jogoda

unforunately the right to choose remains with mps only

O Salima
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O Salima

Tsono o Chatsikawo alumbira kuti ndi a MP?

joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

MUKALEPHERA MUZITI ABELA. Koma ALUKHU AWA. Every time rushing for a positive result when MCP knows that there will be a competition for the posts of Speaker and Deputies. After being SAVAGES who can vote for you even in Parliament?

Kapado Chimulirenji
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Mcheka Chilenje is a thief. Chiwaya and her stole money in the last parliamentary term by claiming house allowances when they were living in their own houses. This matter must resurface so that they pay back our money. If she is elected Speaker, Mcheka Chilenj is likely to abuse her powers more by indulging herself in serious theft now that she won a seat on a party of thieves – DPP.

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

AND EXPERIENCE IS ‘GAINED’ BY GETTING INVOLVED/ ASSOCIATING AND NOT MERE PARTICIPATION!!

Yellowman
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Yellowman

Your blood has inborn hatred of some people….satanic idiot