Analyst Mvula labels Running Mate Debates As Mixed Bag Of Successes And Failures

Political analyst Humphreys Mvula has labelled the just ended series of running mate debates as a mixed bag of successes and failures as the country awaits the presidential debates starting this weekend. Mvula said that overall, the running mates mainly from Malawi Congress Party (MCP), UTM, and United Democratic Front (UDF) articulated issues but not in a dipper context as they spent...

MEC Approves 9 Presidential Candidates

Malawi Electoral Commission MEC has approved 9 out of 10 presidential candidates who submitted nomination papers. They are Dr Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party, Professor John Chisi of Umodzi Party, Dr Joyce Banda of Peoples Party PP, Professor Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party DPP, Mr Peter Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development MMD, Dr Cassim Chilumpha of Tikonze Peoples Movement TPM, Atupele Muluzi...

UDF Dismisses alliance reports

United Democratic Front (UDF) publicist Ken Ndanga has dismissed reports that the party is holding electoral alliance discussions with other parties. His reaction follows rumours that party leaders held closed door meetings with their UTM counterpart for a coalition. He also clarified that their pact with ruling Democratic Progressive Party was not electoral. The party's torchbearer Atupele Muluzi is expected to present his presidential nomination papers to...

Mchacha rejects links to Kalindo beating

Governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor for South Charles Mchacha has rejected claims that he ordered the beating of UTM national director for youth Bon Kalindo. The Mulanje West parliamentarian was on Wednesday beaten by alleged DPP cadets at the District Commissioners office. He was rescued by police officers and was treated at Mulanje District Hospital from the injuries. Source : Brief84

Six weeks to complete primaries – MEC

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has given political parties participating in the 2019 Tripartite Elections six weeks to complete primary elections of identifying their candidates. After finishing voters registration exercise nationwide which identified 6.8 million eligible voters, the commission has began preparations for the elections. Governing Democratic Progressive Party and Malawi Congress Party are the only stakeholders currently holding the primaries. Other parties including, Aford, UDF...


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