MEC to receive presidential nominations in May for Malawi fresh elections

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said it will receive nomination papers fr for the fresh presidential elections set for July 2 2020 on May 6 and 7 2020 at Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre.

MEC chairperson, Dr. Jane Ansah SC and Chief Elections Officer Sam Alfandika

MEC had initially set April 23 and 24 to start receiving the nomination papers but in a notice published in the Malawi government Gazette on Tuesday, the electoral body announced it has shifted the process.

Chief Elections Officer Sam Alfandika says in the public notice that in view of the coronavirus pandemic, only 10 delegates including the presidential candidate and runningmate will be allowed entry into the hall for the presentation of the papers.

The Commission is encouraging candidates and political parties to present their completed nomination papers to MEC secretariat for pre-inspection before the presentation day.

“This will ensure a smooth and time-saving nomination process,” said Alfandika.

MEC will proceed with theelectoral calendar  after the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal last Thursday dismissed its application to vary the period of holding the election from the 150 days prescribed by the five-judges panel at the Constitutional Court.

In its application to the Constitutional Court to vary or suspend the February 3 nullification of the presidential election, the electoral commission highlighted challenges in the procurement of electoral materials as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Furthermore, the restrictions on the number of people that can congregate at any given time will impact on the recruitment and training of electoral officers. Training is often conducted in groups of 40 to 50 participants.

Additionally, the distribution of voting materials to polling stations would be affected as the commission struggles to comply with Covid-19 regulations and guidelines.

 

 

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Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago

No elections with MEC in it’s present setup

PP litete
PP litete
10 months ago

Bravo Jane Ansah

cinangwa bho
cinangwa bho
10 months ago

thats why MEC/DPP is sending
CADETS mma area mu kutenga ma fone numbers and promise them k35.000
bwanji osangobweretseratu.
a police bwanji sakuenda nao .
pitala namathanga watuma ma cadet ku Likoma Island/ Nkhatabay kumakalanda ma ID
plus ndalama zacitseka pakamwa mma church etc.

taona hetini

Banda
Banda
10 months ago

USELESS election. We don’t need it and it great for these events will stop it.

Charles
Charles
10 months ago
Reply to  Banda

Banda, from your comments it is easy to note that you sympathise with the current ‘president & government’. Learn to accept that not all is well in this country and WE DEFINITELY need the elections (they are not useless) to elect a NEW PRESIDENT, like it or not! By the way, also polish up your English, it is difficult to comprehend.

kaukonde
kaukonde
10 months ago

she thinks the presentation might be overtaken by events where the ruling in the supreme court might come earlier to overturn the concourt judgement.

Junior
Junior
10 months ago

Dear God 🙏🙏🙏 again Jane Ansah and DPP mec @alufandika?????? Why God why? Is it because we have nowhere to go or by any means 😡😡😡😒 since we don’t have the right to choose the commissioners ????? .if this was a kingdom the current mec would have been removed from this position, but because there master Peter is still on the throne only you God can fight this battle 👊👊. How am I going to trust them found guilty and incompetent to run election after messing up the last election, oooooh my vote be messed up again sissy.

katayeni chitutu
katayeni chitutu
10 months ago

koma izi sizabwino popeza runningmate akuvuta ku DPP ndiye mpaka kusintha ma date.

Banda
Banda
10 months ago

Running mate wapezeka ku MCP-UTM alliance? Kapena ndi Chakwera?

Malawi belong to the citizens

To all Malawians,my question is how are we going to trust these commissioners to handle the presidential election process?These commissioners did not even follow what the rules of the country say on how they can handle presidential elections.These commissioners they want Peter Munthalika that’s all no one else.I believe these people they received alot of money,they way I know DPP when it comes to bribes.If we want transparent in the presidential election results ,these old commissioners should not handle the election process.These commissioners who are refusing to resign they will be doing the same things they did last election.Peter Munthalika… Read more »

cinangwa bho
cinangwa bho
10 months ago

AGAIN??????????
ANSO???????
EEYYYYYY OGA!!!!! Mukutisewera bho. same iscariots????????????????????????????????????????????????????
so zomwe zinafuna anthu sizazelu eti? uyu sissy alufandika we are again ,jeni we are again to hail ,clap hands again for them????
mmgawi,mathanga,moffat,nkosi etc tikawaoneso ku platform aaaaaagggggaaaaaiiiinnnnn???????
WE ARE A NATION OF POLITICAL LRPERS NTHELADI.
WHERE IS OUR LOVING GOD???????

A SOCIETY LED BY ERRORED LEADERS.

WHERE IS OUR LOVING GOD

Mpakateni
10 months ago

We are hoping that Mutharika will stay away since it was stated that he commands large following when he goes out of the State House. This was the excuse given for his failure to officially open the tobacco sales at Kanengo this week.Ukanama sikuchedwa kucha.

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