SADC-Parliamentary Forum endorses Malawi Electoral Reform Bills

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum while seating at the second Prenary session in Windhoek has endorsed the Malawi electoral  reform Bills.

SADC-PF Vice President Joseph Njobvuyalema at Plenary session in Nambia.
 SADC-PF Vice President Joseph Njovuyalema confirmed about the development to soon after his arrival from the conference which attracted 14 SADC countries.
Njovuyalema said as part of the agenda, the conference discussed on the model electoral laws across the SADC countries.
“This law is very important because credibility of any state lies in the credibility of elections,” said Njovuyalema.
Njovuyalema said apart from debating about model law, delegates had  also an opportunity to discuss usual business of committee reports.
He said Sadc Countries are urged  to integrate model law with their electoral laws because elections are indicators of good governance.
Njovuyalema said model law demands establishment of electoral management boards while current electoral reforms bill demands of the independent electoral body.
The  Electoral Reforms Bills consists of  ; The Constitutional (Amendment), The Electoral Commission (Amendment), The Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government Elections, The Elections Management Fund, Assumption of Office of President (Transitional Arrangements) and Referendum Bill.

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5 years ago

Njobvuyalema is not Vice President of SADC pf. Za ziiiii

C Banda
C Banda
5 years ago

“Southern African Development Community Parliamentary Forum … has endorsed the Malawi electoral reform Bills.”

How was SADC able to endorse the bills when some of them have not yet been even circulated, far less tabled for debate in Parliament?

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