The Malawi Electoral Commission will conduct Tripartite Elections on May 2019

The Malawi Electoral Commission will conduct Tripartite Elections on May 2019.According to reporting by The Maravi Post, 20 Presidential candidates have collected nomination papers for May 21 polls, a development which is putting so many questions on how viable are all these presidential candidates.
This follows Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Thursday, January 24 update saying the current seating President Peter Mutharika is likely to face 19 challengers on the ballot paper.The statement made available to The Maravi Post reads; The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) wishes to inform the general public that at the close of business on Thursday, January 24, 2019 the following candidates had collected nomination papers with an intention to contest for office of the President on May 21, 2019:

  • Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) – Current President
  • Mr Henry Jailos Mdebwe, Independent
  • Mr Smart Swira, Independent
  • Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima, UTM
  • Pastor Dr Baxter Boyd Natulu, Independent
  • Mr Peter DSD Kuwani, Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD)
  • Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, Malawi Congress Party
  • Dr Joyce Hilda Mtila Banda, People’s Party
  • Ras Chikomeni David Chirwa, Independent
  • Dr Cassim Chilumpha, Tikonze Peoples Movement (TPM)
  • Mr Chimbuna Belekiah, United Independence Party (UIP)
  • Hon Atupele Austin Muluzi, United Democratic Front (UDF)
  • Dr Chris Daza, Democratic Peoples Congress (DEPECO)
  • Hon Enock Chihana, Alliance for Democracy (Aford)
  • Prof John Chisi, Umodzi Party (UP)
  • Mrs Sally Kumwenda Yadwad, Leadership with Compassion (LCP)
  • Reverend D.H. Kaliya, Independent
  • Mr Loudon Malingamoyo Phiri, National Salvation Front (NASAF)
  • Ms Florence Fulayi, Independent
  • Mr Rhodrick Makhambera, Independent

 Malawi Electoral Commission

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Email: ceo@mec.org.mw

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