Parliament to break for voting holiday

Malawi Parliament says it will break next week to allow members of parliament go to their respective areas to vote in the June 23 presidential election.

Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara captured walking out of the chamber.-Photo by Lisa Kadango

Parliament’s spokesperson Ian Mwenye said the Speaker of the National Assembly Catherine Gotani Hara is expected to make the announcement on Monday when the legislators reconvenes after budget cluster meetings.

“Members will be given an opportunity to go and vote, so deliberations will be suspended,” he said.

He could however not say when exactly parliament will be suspended and for how long.

He said the House Business Committee, parliament’s political leadership will meet to discuss the issue.

Malawi goes for a court sanctioned presidential election on June 23 after the courts nullified the May 21 polls saying they were marred with widespread irregularities and anomalies.

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ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

Nyekhwe mwezi wache uno 😓

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M Cheka Chilenje
M Cheka Chilenje
8 months ago

Next time parliamentarians meet, they will have a new President.

Phwisa
Phwisa
8 months ago

Malawians, people the world over, where there are patriotic human rights organisations are destroying statues that remind them of past atrocities. In Malawi we have Kamuzu statue in Area 18 standing today. When are Malawians demolishing it.

Mpakaten
8 months ago

Although it is true, the phrase “court sanctioned presidential election” doesn’t sound good enough, rather “fresh presidential election” is more sanctus.

C Banda
C Banda
8 months ago

This is not a parliamentary election with hundreds of candidates vying for hundreds of constituencies, so why the need for all the MPs to go back to their home area? In order to minimise the disruption to the current sitting, surely a special arrangement could be made with MEC that they vote for their choice of president in Lilongwe out of the 3 candidates?

Hapana Mbejere
Hapana Mbejere
8 months ago

This is a good move. Employers should also consider to do the same. We must resume work when all is done and sealed. It will be risky to be far away from our homes.

George Victor
8 months ago

Ndikanakahala Calisat aine sibwezi nditalowa zandale bwezi ndiungodya chuma chomwe mwamuna wanga Bingu anandisira…kodi inu a Calista mukuzichotseranji ulemu osamangodya ndikumapempherera mzimu wa azimunanu a bingu komanso a chikaonsda kuti izipuma mumtendere tazionani momwe mukuonekera simukukongolanso chifukwa mukungokhalira padzuwa mwayambanso kuda tazioneni mai okongola ngati inu…tazisiyeni zandalezi chonde just for once Calista mpakana taoneni munayamabana ndi alamu anu chifukwa cha nkhani za ziii mukanafatsa bwezi mulu ku ndata ndi ana anu nyumba yanyuo bwezi muli tenan=t kodi mumafunanso kugonedwa gati…nanga chifuna inu ninjiiii mwamuona bii mnzanu Shanil ali kuti metre anaionera patali kuzisiya …nanunso tazisiyeni muzikhal ndi peace of mind.

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