MEC will not be stampeded to announce Malawi election results: 8 days to declarer winner

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Dr Chifundo Kachale has said the law obliges the Commission to announce the results of the presidential elections within eight days and has urged all stakeholders not to pressure the pollster to declare  the winner before  the eight-day statutory period.

MEC has  eight-day period to announce results

Kachale, a judge of the High Court, told a National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) meeting in Lilongwe, that the Commission  has put in place all measures to ensure to announce its determination in good time  and  ensure fair and credible results.

He said they will do so when the due process is finalized and they are satisfied a candidate is dully elected, saying they will not withhold the results  beyond the legally stipulated eight days.

The MEC chairperson said  with the District Tally results, stakeholders will have their results immediately while the Commission would be  waiting for the District Commissioners  -as  District  Returning Officer –  to come to the National Tally Centre and present the results which it will determine.

“But we like to put it on record that will not be pressured to do so whilst we are not through with the process.

“I, therefore, would urge all stakeholders not to pressure the Commission to announce the winner when the due process is not finalized

“The Commission has up to eight days, from the last date of polling, to announce the winner. As long as we are within the eight days, no one should complain that we are delaying releasing the results,” he stated.

Thee electoral process provides room to hear complaints and Commmission will address them  before releasing the results.

Section 6 of the Constitution says the authority to govern derives from the will of people and this has to be done through free, fair and credible elections.

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George Victor
8 months ago

kkkkkk Amukalipiratu dzulo SKC pa BBC ati ndimwana wachibwana kwabasi kkkkkkkkk a Lazaro kulephera kuti amuikira bwanji mwana ameneyu kumbuyo kkkkkkkk koma guys mutu wa mwana ameneyu muli bwino ndi a zungu omwe amuona kuti ndiwachibwana kkkkk koma kunyamula matumaba ,koma kukwera pamwamba pagalimoto kkkkk olo gymn ya pa guluyo kkkkkkk Saulosi amndiseketsa kwambiri kkkk ndinaiwalanso ma pressups kkkkkkk koma abale kampeni isanthe tizionera filimu yosalipira ya Saulosi kkkkkkk

Mtsogoleri opanda mano
Mtsogoleri opanda mano
8 months ago
Reply to  George Victor

Bola wa gym than wapa wheelchair. Kuchita kukanika kutuluka mugalimoto. Why are you bothering the old man? Let him die in peace.

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
8 months ago
Reply to  George Victor

Za ziii! Go back to your mama and get some Likuni Phala

Zayadhino
Zayadhino
8 months ago

Makes a lot of sense. The results of each polling centre should be followed all the way through the system BEFORE announcing the final result. UDF/DPP have perfected the art of manipulating results sheets. This time round we need to ensure that the final result reconciles to the signed, original result for each polling centre in the country. If results are by line rather than polling centre, the same principle still applies. For those who have done financial studies, this procedure is akin to a bank reconciliation: You want to ensure that the balance shown by the bank (MEC) reconciles… Read more »

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
8 months ago

Boma akupitiliza kulamula basi
Apa ndiye shaaaaah!
Zogwedza mphwai bwanji
Koma mbamba 2024, Chilima,bomaaa

little jojo
little jojo
8 months ago

Akunena zija wina ankati , “I am prepared to shed my blood” zija

gwabe
gwabe
8 months ago
Reply to  little jojo

Bodza ili, this person you are talking about was Dr L Chakwera if your memory is good, Chakwera and the mcp was not pressurizing the mec to announce the results, but to look into some challenges they presented to the mec. were you so young like that last year? Was it not your stupid dpp that was forcing the mec to announce even in 2014 election? You are Idiot.

Mussah square
Mussah square
8 months ago
Reply to  gwabe

U also stupit do u think u will change this gorverment forget about it

Central
Central
8 months ago
Reply to  little jojo

If your IQ was sharp you would have connected that this relates to acts we witnessed of announcing election results by Ansah just some minutes if not seconds after the court lifted the injunction! Malawi needed any evidence other than what Ansah physically displayed to prove that whe was under pressure to announce the results!! dpp’s belief was that once announced basi mpaka 2024 they were to rule again………………………………….! Koma lero ndi izi!! Please move out Chakwera from this because as a complainant Chakwera was amongst those who

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

Let’s wait and see if someone won’t be pressurising 🇲🇼👴🏽

citizen
8 months ago

Mbava za PPD zili mmadzi. Kuli kudya nandolo chaka chino.

Citizen
Citizen
8 months ago

To think that DPP taking advantage of incumbency and the authority to appoint commissioners in their control through the president, they appointed four commissioners to represent them compared to two for MCP. But then to appoint four questionable individuals is just something else. From what u have read, MCP’s issue was not the character of the individuals but rather the number representing DPP compared to their own. The question about the manner of their appointment is the determination of the courts. The DPP my present a public facade that they are ready for the elections, but their actions are completely… Read more »

Zio ine
Zio ine
8 months ago

Those if you who were favoured by the court or who are more citizens than us and were allowed to vote on our behalf should vote for a good leader. Where is the equality and universality if some of us are denied the chance to register and vote.

Malawi belong to the citizens
Reply to  Zio ine

Good leader but not very old leader.

444444No
444444No
8 months ago

Izo tava don’t worry

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