US urges peaceful, lawful process to resolve electoral disputes

The United States of America is urging parties to respect the right to peaceful protest enshrined in the Malawi Constitution.

The writing is on the placard

The US embassy in Lilongwe says on its website posted on July 18 that those parties should however avoid political violence and inflammatory language.

“We encourage Malawians to follow a peaceful and lawful process to resolve electoral disputes, particularly through the Malawi Constitutional Court hearing on petitions challenging the results of the May 21 presidential elections,” says the US in the statement.

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has organised weekly peaceful protests matches on Tuesdays and Thursdays to force Malawi Electoral Commission chair Jane Ansah resign from her position following the disputed May 21 presidential poll.

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Richie
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Do all the people supporting the demo know that they are being used by people who would have made the worst government
Please fellow Malawians search before you support
Osangotsata ngati fashion

dalo
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dalo

She must go!!! mzimai oipa ngati kumanda Ansah

dada hoic
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dada hoic

tell the americans to fuck off..we know what we are doing.

Mandado@147
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WE? YOU AND WHO?

Belekanyama
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Belekanyama

Why cant these Americans first deal with the foul mouth of their President before pretending to be upright people. With their racist and foul mouthed leader, they have simply lost the moral authority of a world leader in democratic affairs

Anti-Demos Vigilante
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Anti-Demos Vigilante

Big up USA. Wakumva wamva. These demos are proving incendiary but I am sorry to say both the govt and demonstrators are behaving like bigoted fools. Poti so Njira yaMtanda again this so claimed peaceful anti MEC Chair demos will turn ugly and the govt will again blame the organisers and threaten them with legal suit. The organiser will again parry the blame to the police. The same will be repeated every Tuesdays and Thursdays as the country slowly returns to the stone age period! Look at it critically and you will see the demonstrators slowly sensing losing the plot… Read more »

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
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Yasser Arafat Hamdani

These demos although labeled “peaceful” are full of violence, stoning, burning, looting and disruptive to people not interested in them. Demonstrators usually carry backpacks full of stones, carry tyres, petrol and lighters right under the noses of the organizers and political leaders under the petticoats of the CSO leadership including the fake accent ex-reverend and Arafat Hamdani. Don’t cheat anyone.

Nyankhoma
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Nyankhoma

Only empty heads cannot see that the stonning and office burning in Mzuzu and Karonga was done by evil people who wanted to “prove” that demos are bad.

Charie
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Charie

Jane asah woyeee

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Hey US please sort yours first. Dont take us Malawians as fools as if we dont know what is happening in your country.
Dont poke your nose in our mouths, please.

Grace
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Grace

Unfortunately Donald Trump does not represent most Americans who are quite decent. So please do not characterize everyone just because of one fool.

Ockham's Razor
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She wants to resign. But first she has to find a safe place for her money.