Malawi Electoral Commission adopts biometric voter registration system

As Malawi prepares for 2014 tripartite elections, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it will register all voters and prospective voters anew following the...

Atupele promises free secondary education

United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has said his party will explore the possibility of introducing free secondary school education when voted into...

DPP revival campaign spread to Zomba

After being silent for almost a year now, since the demise of late former president Professor Bingu Wa Mutharika, Democratic Progressive Party member of...

NGO lobby for increased women candidates in 2014 Elections

As 2014 tripartite elections draw closer, the Association for Progressive Women in Malawi has said it is lobbying to have more women candidates during...

Voter education accreditation starts end of March

The accreditation process of organizations, which will conduct voter and civic education ahead of tripartite elections next year will be done by the end...

Peter Mutharika barred from addressing people at KIA

The 2014 Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential hopeful Prof Peter Mutharika was barred to address the party followers at the Kamuzu International Airport. Mutharika was...

MEC will not provide transfer certificates to voters registered in different...

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has said it will not provide transfer certificates to voters who have registered in one ward and want to vote...

Mec bans first names on ballot papers

Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) wants the banning of nicknames and first names on ballot papers so that only official names should be allowed. It also...

DPP on re-union mission ahead of convention

The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is using its convention consultative meetings to ask party followers to reconcile with senior party officials on the...

No polling centers in Malawi Army camps and Airports

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has quashed suggestions by certain quarters that the Commission open centres at some Army camps to ease mobility of soldiers,...

Electoral Commission optimistic of peaceful election in 2014

The Electoral Commission says it is determined that the 2014 tripartite elections will be successful and will act as a model to other countries. Chairperson...

Khumbo Kachali plotting Joyce Banda’s downfall

President Joyce Banda will be doing herself a big favour to find a proper person to be her running mate, and if she wins...

Food for vote: JB asks food beneficiaries to vote for her

President Joyce Banda has asked beneficiaries of her food handouts to remember her gesture during voting in 2014. Speaking yesterday at a rally she addressed...

MCP wants international observers ahead of 2014 polls

The leadership of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is urging a team of international observer to come and monitor the whole electoral process...

Rev. Sembereka joins politics, seeking Mangochi Central parliamentary seat on People’s...

Can all politicians camouflaging themselves as civil society leaders please stop the pretense and join the political league where they ordinarily belong. That is what...

Mec wants electoral law amended again

Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) would like the Electoral Commission Amendment Act passed in 2010 amended to increase the number of wards. The amended Act reduced...

MEC to conduct consultative meetings on demarcation of wards ahead of...

The Malawi Electoral Commssion-MEC will conduct consultative meeting in some districts to solicite views on the demarcation of wards ahead of the 2014 tripartite...

Atupele Muluzi optimistic of winning 2014 elections

The United Democratic Front (UDF) 2014 presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi says he is optimistic that his party will win the forthcoming 2014 polls with...