The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has rejected Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) application to have amendment on the presidential ballot paper symbol.

MCP applied to MEC to let the party use a fusion of MCP and UTM symbols to reflect the UTM and MCP electoral alliance.

MCP Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka disclosed this during a rally at Likuni Boys Primary School ground on Sunday where Tonse Alliance led by its runningmate Dr. Saulos Chilima who is also state Vice President held a rally to woe voters ahead of the fresh polls.

Mkaka said MEC’s move to reject the use of common symbol will not have any effect on the alliance.

MEC has rejected the application on grounds that MCP did not notify the registrar of political parties on any changes on symbols to be used on ballot paper in the forth coming presidential election.

MEC argues that MCP is registered as a party and that the symbols are regulated by Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act of 2018 whereas the new symbol is not.

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