The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has proposed an electoral law reform in-order to screen out non-serious presidential candidates.
MEC Chairperson Jane Ansah disclosed this during the National Elections Consultative Forum (NECOF) meeting held in Mangochi on Wednesday.
According to Ansah, the electoral body has proposed that Presidential candidates should pay MK2 million fee upfront before collecting nomination papers.
The move follows recent development where the electoral body rejected nomination papers from six out of the nine Presidential candidates who collected nomination papers ahead of the fresh Presidential polls scheduled for July 2, 2020.
Most of the candidates failed to raise the MK2 million nomination fees set by MEC one of such Presidential candidates was Ras David Chikomeni Chirwa.
Apart from failing to raise the nomination fees, Chikomeni also failed to collect 10 signatures of nominees from 10 districts of the country.
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