UNDP and the EU clash over role in Malawi polls

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have crossed paths, with the latter warning the former that it is...

Govt backs calls to shift tripartite polls to 2019

The Joyce Banda government has backed calls by the Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament that the tripartite elections in Malawi be held in...

UDF MP’s doubt whether party will field Presidential candidate in 2014

Opposition United Democratic Front (UDF) Members of the National Assembly have expressed doubt as to whether the party is going field a Presidential...

Govt appoints election commissioners

President Joyce Banda has appointed 10 people to be commissioners of the Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec). The 10, who were announced on state-controlled Malawi...

MEC paralysis affects Mzimba Central bye-election

Over 37,000 people in Mzimba Central Constituency are being denied parliamentary representation following the failure by government to appoint commissioners for the Malawi...

Businessman aims for the throne, forms new party ahead of 2014...

A Sandton-based Malawian businessman has announced his bid to campaign for his country’s 2014 presidential elections following the death of President Bingu wa...

15 opposition parties to come up with MEGA presidential candidate in...

Fifteen opposition parties are holding talks to form a coalition and field one presidential candidate against Malawi’s ruling DPP in 2014 elections. The parties...

Legal Affairs to consult on tripartite bill

The Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament will in April consult various stakeholders on the future of the Constitutional (amendment) bill or Tripartite Elections...

Study predicts more post-2014 woes

Findings of a political survey have indicated that Malawians want change in 2014, but should that not happen, the country will face worse...

Malawi’s uncertain future | Nyasa Times

To say that at the moment there are signs that within three years Malawi will see prosperity, is indeed wishful thinking. When President Bingu wa...

Electoral stakeholder threatens to sue the government over postponed polls in...

by: Lameck Masina Various electoral stakeholders in Malawi have expressed resentment over postponement of the local government elections and have threatened to government to...

Malawi postpones much-awaited local govt. to 2014

BLANTYRE--The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has announced the postponement of the long-awaited Local Government Elections to 2014, the elections body said in a...