UN urges peaceful, credible elections in Malawi

The United Nations  (UN) has called for peaceful and credible elections in Malawi as the country is preparing for the May 21 Tripartite Elections that will decide the democratic future of the country.

UN envoy Lowcock meets President Muthatrika-Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana
Mutharika and Lowcock in discussion at Kamuzu Palace.-Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana

The call was made by UN Emergency Relief coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock when he met President Peter Mutharika at  Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on  Saturday.

“This is an election year for Malawi, I believe Malawi will remain a model in conducting free, fair and peaceful elections in this African region. Elections are always contested but that should be done in a peaceful manner,” said Lowcok.

“Malawi is among the first countries in Africa to manage peaceful transition of power from one ruling government to another after elections, so it is our expectation that this will continue.”

Lowcock asked authorities to ensure a level playing field and to create an environment conducive to the holding of  free, fair and credible elections.

He said UN is supporting the election process through the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

Malawi watershed elections  will see about 6.8 million registered voters electing the country’s President, 193 legislators and 462 ward councillors.

In his remarks, Mutharika hailed the UN for its continued support to Malawi’s humanitarian sector.

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Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

UN giving a warning to Muthalika that the transition of power shall be done smoothly. So this implies that even UN is aware that Muthalika can not retain the Presidency come May 21 2019 lol!!! mufunanso umboni wina kodi amaliongo inu.

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago
Reply to  Maunits

Kikkkkk kupsetsa mtima anzanu kodi keneko?
I would be happy if the meeting was also including with all other candidates, because this meeting was not about the President as one of the cadet will say, it was about the Election that we are having so everyone in this election is a candidate not a president, if indeed UN is serious, it should stop this type of meetings, these types of meetings doesn’t work. .
It works to those who are in power only, we have seen these things happening in other countries!

Manedo
2 years ago
Reply to  Maunits

You behave like mkalasi munathawilatu,are u saying the one who wrote this article is UN OFFICIAL?.Osayiwala kuti nyasatimes reporters are biased and amaonjezela so osazionetsela u mbuli pagulu.

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago
Reply to  Manedo

Your guess is better !!!! Kikkkkkkk

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