Political parties to prioritise poll  date during parliament meet

Both the ruling and opposition parties say they will prioritise debate on the setting of election date and other electoral reform bills in a parliamentary meeting which starts Friday.

Lowe; Poll date priority

Leader of the House Kondwani Nankhumwa said the issue at hand is of the election date which must be given attention.

“We will have to debate this issue, of course the budget is also very important,” he said.

Leader of Opposition Lobin Lowe said the opposition would ensure that the electoral reform bills, which include setting of the election date.

“We will have our caucus today but definitely we will prioritise this election issue. This is very important and it needs all the attention it deserves,” he said.

Malawi goes to presidential polls on June 23 after the Supreme Court upheld a Constitutional Court ruling annulling the May 21, 2019 election.

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H E Nyaphapi One
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These 2 guys are nuts. We need to fight the virus!

Hysterisis
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Hysterisis

Let’s fight CORONAVIRUS!

Lock-down!

All our population will stay in their houses and survive on empty air.

We will defeat Coronavirus!

Never mind other conditions that kill dozens of our brothers and sisters every day; Malaria, TB, HIV, lack or medicines in public hospital, lack of transport to nearest health facility, lack of food…

Supreme Court
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Supreme Court

Democracy is MORE important at THIS TIME when Malawi HAS a ILLIGITIMATE unelected President occupying State House for the PAST YEAR the extended term to the Acting President expires July 3rd TIME is of the ESSENCE.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

We continue to be confused. A certain judge says settling of election date is MEC responsibility. Now MPs are saying they are prioritising settling poll date. This confusion is because of confused and politically motivated judiciary.

Costly Mhongono
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Costly Mhongono

I am sorry Cadet. Perhaps you thought Malawi is the property of Mutharika Brothers

Supreme Court
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Supreme Court

No No it’s because conflicting Laws written by Parliment and those who wrote the Constituion never anticipated the nullification of an Election.
MEC already has the power granted by Parliment to set Dates tri-party Election by-elections BUT this is a SPECIAL Presidential Election Never Held before, Parliment must amend or enact a NEW LAW just for this Election.
Parliament did it in March the President refused to sign and assend into Law here we go again 3 weeks before the Election.
Nothing to do with the Courts,

CheChamba
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CheChamba

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS HAVE NEGATIVELY IMPACTED ON GOVERNMENT AND ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES, WE NEED TO VOTE, DEMOCRATICALLY ELECT A PRESIDENT WHO IS ACCEOTABLE BY ALL OF US AND FORGET ABOUT ELECTIONS.WE NEED TO GET RID OF THIS CARETAKER PRESIDENT.

Banda
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Banda

Accept everything you say BUT the possible error “forget about Elections” Malawi WILL HAVE A PRESIDENTAL ELECTION in June.

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