Tags: Election Malawi

JB guards partially disarmed

  Malawi Government has disarmed two of the security officers that immediate past president Joyce Banda has been using since leaving office after her loss in the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections. Speaking on behalf of Banda, her press aide Tusekelo Mwanyongo confirmed the reduction yesterday, saying the security objects were taken away last week.…

JB exclusive: To contest at PP’s 2017 convention, has no regrets

Former Malawi president Joyce Banda has dropped a hint on her next political move by expressing interest to contest as People’s Party (PP) presidential candidate for the 2019 elections during the party’s national convention slated for 2017. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Weekend Nation on Tuesday at her private home in Kabula, Blantyre, Banda—who…

MEC ready to adopt electoral reviews

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is ready to implement electoral reviews which will help it provide better and efficient future elections. The commitment comes amid increasing appeals from stakeholders to put in place electoral systems that provide representative election outcomes following the controversy that rocked the May 20 Tripartite Elections. Speaking in Blantyre…

MEC urged to improve elections results management

The European Union (EU) has asked the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to improve its elections results management system to ensure timely dispensation of electoral justice. Speaking in Lilongwe recently during a two-day post-2014 Tripartite Elections Conference that was jointly organised by the National Initiative for Civic Education (Nice) Trust and the Institute for Policy Interaction…

Vote recount hearing Thursday

The High Court in Lilongwe is this Thursday set to hear arguments from lawyers representing Lilongwe City South East Constituency Member of Parliament (Democratic Progressive [DPP]) Bently Namasasu and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Ulemu Msungama who is challenging the election results. Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared Namasasu winner of the parliamentary poll in Lilongwe…

Police tear-gas teachers over MEC payment

Police in Lilongwe today tear-gassed over 300 teachers for staging a peaceful demonstration over their delayed honoraria payment by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). The concerned teachers from Lilongwe Rural East, Lilongwe Urban and Lilongwe Rural West are demanding that MEC pays them their honoraria for their involvement in the polling exercise during the May…