Parliament meets June 5 to July 24 for budget session: To set date for Malawi rerun

Speaker of Parliament Catherane Gotani Hara says the National Assembly will meet from June 5 to July 24 for budget session, bringing a sigh of relief over the electoral reform bills needed to hold the court sanctioned fresh presidential election.

Speaker Gotani Hara: House meets from June 5

The Speaker has called for the meeting of parliament after consulting the State President Peter Mutharika.

“This is a budget session but the issue of the electoral reform bills will be tackled. The real agenda will come out after the Business Committee of parliament meets,” she said.

This comes at a time when there has been uncertainty on whether the country  goes to the polls on June 23 or not following the failure by parliament to change the Republican Constitution to set the June 23 as an election for the presidential election from May 21, pass the 50+1 electoral law, among others.

However, other commentators say the June 23 date might not be feasible for an election since the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson resigned  and other commissioners are set to retire on June 5 and it would take time for a new set of commissioners to organize the election which include procurement of voting materials from abroad where most countries are in lockdown and there is suspension of flights.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

Whatever tactic the DPP is using, time is against them and Peter is hiding.The chance of losing is there for the DPP.

Namulondola
8 months ago

This is what AG Kachale was saying, parliament needed to meet but we started throwing spears and stones at him. Phuma ngati Mkaka anthu ena.

Robateu
Robateu
8 months ago
Reply to  Namulondola

The old granny of your has no time, he may delay everything but he will still be booted out!!

Maunits
Maunits
8 months ago

Lock down and suspension of flights really. No excuse here there was Jane Ansa not need for uncertainty the new commission will carry on as set by the court.

1 love
1 love
8 months ago

APM tsopano. A pulofesa kuphunzitsa mtundu wa Malawi. So parly meets on the date the commissioners retire. Now its a battle of politics izi zachoka mmanja mwa judiciary.

Joni
Joni
8 months ago
Reply to  1 love

Its not APM but Mgeme….APM is no longer in control……we do not even know whether he is alive or not

katayeni chitutu
katayeni chitutu
8 months ago

we shall put in capable team

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