By: Duncan Kaonga
The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced that in the forth coming Parliamentary and local government elections they will use the 50+1 to determine the victorious candidates.
In a statement signed by MEC chairperson, Chifundo Kachale which Akometsi has seen says this has been approved by both Supreme and Constitutional courts interpretation of the word majority in the elections case.
“Only the candidates who participated in the 2019 Parliamentary elections will be considered to contest and their status and party affiliations will be mantained,” reads part of the statement.
The statement further says the voters’ register will be rest to the state it was on 21st May 2019 which will allow the Commission to work on the whole electoral process.
MEC’s Director of Media and Public Relations, Sangwani Mwafulirwa said the By-elections will proceed as scheduled in Lilongwe North West, Makhuwira South ward in Chikwawa and Karonga Central.
MEC has also deffered the holding of By-elections in the following constituencies, Phalombe North, Mangochi West and Mangochi North East.