Andrew Viano

Andrew Viano

Malawi Electoral Commission says it has a budget shortfall of K6.5 billion, less than two days to the start of registration for the proposed fresh presidential poll.

Plans by the Malawi Electoral Commission to have two South African lawyers to represent it in the presidential election appeal case are in limbo following a national lock-down and grounding of all planes in South Africa.

Backlash on New Cabinet

President Peter Mutharika has departed from his pledge to have a lean cabinet and has appointed 32 member-team which observers say is prepositioning for the fresh Presidential election scheduled for May 19.

Malawi Congress Party president, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, says he is set to begin the race to the next presidential election with the first post-constitutional court open air political rally at Msundwe on the Lilongwe-Mchinji road.

As the country await Constitutional Court Verdict, The vocal Human Rights Defenders Coalition has joined several stakeholders asking parties to the electoral case to respect the outcome and maintain peace thereafter.

New chairperson for the Public Affairs Committee, Monsignor Patrick Thawale, has demanded of political leaders to put citizen interest ahead of their own in Malawi.

New chairperson for the Public Affairs Committee, Monsignor Patrick Thawale, has demanded of political leaders to put citizen interest ahead of their own in Malawi.

HRDC Reports 'Death Threats'

Chairperson of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition Chairperson, Timothy Mtambo, says has written Inspector General of the Malawi Police Service, Duncan Mwapasa, on death threats he is apparently getting for his activism.

Petitioners in the high profile presidential elections case finishing making their oral submissions in the case Thursday and Friday.

Friends of court in the historic presidential election case Thursday morning made their oral submissions, with a call for to the constitutional court to make its determination based on whether all electoral laws were adhered to in the May 21 polls.

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