MISA Malawi has said presidential debates will be held from 29th March to 5th April in preparation for 21st May 2019 tripartite elections.

Speaking during a press briefing chairperson of MISA Malawi Tereza Ndanga said the debates that have been organized by multi-stakeholder task-force will be held at BICC in Lilongwe.

Ndanga who is also chairperson of the taskforce on presidential debates said the debate will be conducted in English and Chichewa for easy communication.

In his remarks, Joab Chakhadza who is one of the organizers said not all candidates will participate in the presidential debate.

Chakhadza said a criteria has been developed to guide the selection and only candidates who meet the conditions will participate.

He added that party supporters are allowed to participate but not dressed in party colour and immoral behavior will be tolerated.

It will be the second time for Malawi to host such debate after 2014 tripartite elections.

Source : Radio Islam