Political Violence Denting Malawi’s Image-MEC

The Malawi Electoral Commission MEC has condemned the acts of violence practised by some political party followers saying this malpractice is tarnishing the reputation of Malawi as a country. Commissioner Reverend Killion Mgawi shared the sentiments on 25th January in Dedza district during the opening of a day long training of Constituency Returning Officers and Constituency Civic and Voter Education Assistants from Dedza and Ntcheu districts on nomination process. In his remarks, Commissioner Mgawi said party leaders should teach their members manners;arguing its high time Malawi should wake up and…

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“50/50 campaign let me down once, never again” -DPP Aspirant for Mwanza

Democratic Progressive Party-DPP Parliamentary aspirant for Mwanza West says it is very hard for her to work with any organization supporting women politicians because according to her they are just time wasters. Joyce Chitsulo, a second time aspirant for Mwanza West Constituency says the organizations do not meet aspirants’ expectations before, during and after elections. “I personally do not need 50/50 campaign to win the upcoming Tripartite Elections. I need resources that will compliment mine to serve my constituency better not a day-long lecture on how to win elections ‘by…

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20 Vie For Malawi Presidency Now

As the May 21 tripartite elections draw closer, the number of candidates vying for the country’s top post of presidency has now gone up to twenty. Director of Media and Communications at the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Sangwani Mwafulirwa has confirmed the development; saying this is as of Thursday, 24 January, 2019. The development takes the number of independent candidates to seven and those belonging to political parties are now thirteen. Again, the number of female candidates hoping to occupy the State House has now reached three with the coming…

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SAN B Joins Front Line Politics

Renowned gospel musician San B has declared his interest to contest as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Blantyre City Central Constituency, on an independent ticket. The artist, real-name San Bennet Msokera, has joined rapper Tay Grin, by joining front line politics ahead of the May 21 tripartite elections. The gospel music artist said he decided to contest as MP in the 2019 polls after observing what he described as failures to develop the area by former legislators of the constituency. Speaking in an interview, San B said:’’ After wide…

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MCP National Director of Research To Contest As An Independent MP

Malawi Congress Party National Director of Research, Dr John Paul says he will contest as an independent member of parliament during the forth coming tripartite elections. Paul, who lost during the MCP primaries in Mchinji Central constituency, says this is to please majority of people in his area who want him to represent them in Parliament. He claimed the people are frustrated with what happened during the primaries and they urged him to contest as an independent candidate. ”I really have that kind of support from people in my area…

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Bikoko Pledges to support Kwelepeta

Lilongwe City Mayor Desmond Bikoko has pledged to support Grace Kwelepeta, who is Democratic Progressive Party’s candidate for Zomba Malosa. This has put to rest rumours that Bikoko will contest as an independent candidate for the constituency. Speaking at a Press Conference in Zomba, Bikoko said the main reason for not contesting is to avoid dividing the DPP votes between him and Kwelepeta. “We are all President Peter Mutharika’s children, dividing the votes would give a chance to another political party to win the parliamentary seat for this constituency,” said…

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Chilima Visits Kalindo in Prison

  Vice President Saulos Chilima on Sunday visited UTM’s Youth Director, Bon Kalindo who is on remand at Zomba Maximum Prison. Both spokesperson for Chilima, Milward Tobias and Public Relations Officer for the Department of Prisons, Chimwemwe Mike Shaba confirmed the development. “It is true the vice president visited him this morning but he was only here for less than an hour, ” said Shaba. Commenting on the matter, UTM’s Director of Publicity, Joseph Chidanti Malunga said as a party they are worried and concerned that one of them has…

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Why JB Remains APM’s Main Threat And Headache On May 21 {PART 1}

  The widely perceived fierce competition for the presidential mantle on May 21, 2019 might not be as fierce as some view it. What is clear though is the passionate wind of change that seems blowing from every corner of Malawi. Talk about the current regime failing to manage state affairs evidenced by careless arrogance and sheer adamancy to voices of reason and general deterioration of governance coupled with politics of intimidation unleashed towards its critics, that mean well to the country, has made rounds and might not die out…

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13 Collect Presidential Nomination Papers

  Thirteen candidates have so far collected nomination papers to contest as presidents in the forthcoming tripartite elections slated for May 21, 2019. The Malawi Electoral Commission, (MEC) has confirmed the development in a press statement released on Wednesday signed by its Chief Elections Officer, Sam Alfandika. They include President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party-DPP, Dr. Saulos Chilima of UTM, Dr. Joyce Banda of People’s Party, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party, Atupele Muluzi of United Democratic Front, Peter Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development, Dr Cassim Chilumpha…

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Kabwira Tells MCP To Shut Up

  Incumbent Member of Parliament for Salima North West, Jessie Kabwira has told the Malawi Congress Party, (MCP) leadership to shut-up and stop insulting the poor if the party wants to get into government this year. The visibly angry Kabwira, who dumped the oldest party for UTM, spoke this after going unopposed during the primary polls the party held on Tuesday. She said what had happened during the polls was a clear testimony of MCP’s failure to conduct free and fair elections that recognize and respect people in areas. ”…

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