Mutharika yet to respond to Speaker call for parliament meet over poll date fixing

Speaker of National Assembly Catherane Gotani Hara says she wrote President Peter Mutharika long ago asking him to call for a meeting of parliament which would fix a date for the forthcoming Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh presidential election.

Speaker Gotani Hara: Waiting for President Mutharika

In an interview, Hara says she followed the official channel of consulting the President on the matter.

“I have done the consultations. I am just waiting for the principal [Head of State] to respond,” she said.

There was no immediate comment from Mutharika on when he intends to call for the parliament meeting as the 150 days set by the court within which to conduct the election are running out.

Parliament is expected to fix the date for the election, which is most likely to be a week before July 2 when the 150 days elapses, pass electoral reform laws which include the 50+1 which Mutharika vetoed last month.

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Sokonombwe
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Sokonombwe

Do not expect much from Dr. “Slow” aka Dr. “Pole-pole”.

Livulezi river
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Livulezi river

So it means the whole country shud.come to a stand stil cos of one person , in the name of state president ~Apm?
I cry for my beloved country ~Malawi , the only country in the world with very understanding and patient citizenry

Mofolo
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Mofolo

Nanu a Catherin you are the Speaker of Parliament, if the President has not responded to your letter requesting Urgent Parliament meeting. Book an Urgent appointment with the President to follow up on the letter dont play too much politics with Parliamentary business otherwise it is you who is also failing here.

Zio ine
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Zio ine

We have an absent president. He should be incapacitated and Chilima should take over and make decision. This man was not meant for leadership because he is very sleepy.

Omex70
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Omex70

You are talking. He must be incapacitated koma paja poti ndikuno ku Malawi amabisa chili chonse.

Ansah
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Peter Mutharitka ,ur really very stupid an educated fool like you
You have now entered the lists of all the foolish presidents that africa ever had.

He failed at ministrial level during his brother and dont expect anything good from him but the end ,will be like mugabe a disgraced leader

Bakali
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Mcp caddles kumangolirabe since May21 Kkkkk he promised you will cry, simukulira? The president will do the needful when he sees fit. The court cannot force parliament to make laws. The courts role is to interpret the law not make it. It cannot make ultimatums to another branch of government. Right now his excellency is busy working on Corona pandemic. Wait mu corridor mayi speaker, matters of national security first.

Extra Point
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Extra Point

Days numbered. No way out but wasting his time. He will regret when he is no longer in power.

Oyenda Ndilupanga
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wishful thinking

Omex70
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Omex70

A foolish comment from a shallow minded cadet. Can’t you see the need for parliament to meet as soon as possible?

Jay
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Jay

This shows wisdom and have an odear and knowledge of the happenings not saying things no fundo

Mvula ikakuona Litsilo
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Mvula ikakuona Litsilo

DPP is playing.After 150 days no President in Malawi…are we still remembering this?????

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1

The guy who run away from national issues:…is he still there?

Yalakwa 4
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The guy is cool. (Relaxing in the palace)

Charles
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Charles

The ‘guy’ is not cool! What do you expect from a 79 year old man? Your ‘guy’ is ill and frail but those surrounding him are pretending that he is ok. One day you will hear that he is gone!!!!!!!

King Mbwelera
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King Mbwelera

how old is good for nothing father???

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
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Anzelu ndi Anzelu

Go and get the date from the corrupt judges. They are the ones who called for fresh elections.

Tonse3
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Tonse3

Ndiwe munthu opanda nzeru

Omex70
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Omex70

Uku ndiye timati kupepera

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