Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says there will be no official broadcaster for the announcement of the highly contentious May 21 polls as has been the case in the past elections.
in the past years and the reasons that warranted the issue of official broadcaster no longer exist” said Ansah during a National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) held at Crossroads Hotel in the Capital Lilongwe.
Ansah, however, advised stakeholders that during polling and results management this year, they should only regard as official announcement of results on various media channels presented by a MEC Commissioner or official.
The commission has further resolved that only candidates and political parties contesting the election will have their representatives accredited as monitors in various polling centres across the country.
“The rest will fall under the observer category. To facilitate this process, the Commission is appealing to all parties and candidates to submit names of the polling centre monitors to the MEC offices stationed at the DC offices throughout the country” Justice Ansah said.