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BT Mayorship: Ndipo Re-Elected City Chief

BT Mayorship: Ndipo Re-Elected City Chief

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Councilor Wild Ndipo of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been re-elected as Mayor of Blantyre City. Ndipo amassed 20 of the 29 votes to secure the re-election in polls held on Friday at the Blantyre City Council offices.  Ndipo saw off Councilor Gertrude Chiwamba who got five votes and Councilor Eric Mofolo who scooped four votes. Another DPP councilor Joseph Makwinja was re-elected Deputy Mayor of the city. Makwinja got 12 votes to beat Jomo Osman who had 10 votes, Funny Kanojerera who got four votes and Thokozani Phekani who managed three votes. Six Members of Parliament and 23 Councilors voted during the polls. United Transformation Movement (UTM) councilor, Leonard Chimbanga pulled out of the race.
Post-Elections: MCP Ready To Face MEC In Court

Post-Elections: MCP Ready To Face MEC In Court

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Spokesperson Reverend Maurice Munthali has disclosed that his party will not apologize to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) over a statement it released last week claiming that the commission was going around to twist evidence in the on-going elections case. In the statement MCP called upon Malawians to apprehend MEC officials and surrender them to police. Currently MEC officials and lawyers are touring the country where they are conducting meetings with the May 21st Tripartite General Elections presiding officers. Alufandika: Mec will sue MCP It is alleged that the officers are being forced to sign election results forms. “There is no way they can ask MCP to withdraw that statement because we are talking on behalf of Malawians and we are represe
Post-Election: Nankhumwa Calls For Truce

Post-Election: Nankhumwa Calls For Truce

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Vice president for the ruling Democratic progressive in the Southern Region Kondwani Nankhumwa has urged political leaders in the country to resolve their differences through mediation following the May 21 elections disputes. Nankhumwa has further urged former Presidents Bakili Muluzi and Joyce Banda as well as former vice president Justin Malewezi to rise up to the occasion and initiate dialogue to resolve the impasse which has resulted in citizens taking it to the streets to demonstrate and loot both government and private property. Chakwera and Chilima rebuffed the peaxce call “Former Presidents Bakili Muluzi and Joyce Banda have both received accolades on the international scene in as far as peace is concerned. They really have to come in,” said Nankhumwa during a political
MCP Tops Parliamentary Committees: House Adjourns Sine Die

MCP Tops Parliamentary Committees: House Adjourns Sine Die

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The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has secured most of the Parliamentary committees’ chairmanship. On Friday 12th July, Parliament elected Chairpersons and Vice Chairperson from with MCP dominating the elections. The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) also scoped some. Meanwhile, the House has adjourned sine die with Leader of government Kondwani Nankhumwa accusing MCP members of hypocrisy in regards to their conduct last month when they walked out on President Peter Mutharika during his State of National Address in Parliament.   Nankhumwa speaking in Parliament Here are the committees: 1. Budget and Finance Chairperson -- Hon. Sosten Gwengwe (Lilongwe Msozi North) Vice -- Hon. Idrissa Pongolani Kazembe (Mangochi Lutende) 2. Legal Affairs
Mec Calls For Voter Registration

Mec Calls For Voter Registration

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Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appealed to registered voters to verify their details in the voters’ roll as the third phase of the voter verification exercise starts today. The third phase of the exercise will cover Mangochi , Balaka , Machinga , Zomba , Chiradzulu, Mulanje, Phalombe, Thyolo and Luchenza Municipality and is expected to end on December 30. In a statement yesterday, MEC chief elections officer Sam Alfandika also encouraged registrants to visit the centres where they had registered. He urged political party leaders to mobilise their supporters to go and verify their details in large numbers before the exercise closes so that they take part in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. Said Alfandika: “The commission is also appealing to all candidates and polit