Malawi 

MCP and UTM afraid EU report will confirm beyond doubt they lost the elections

Yesterday European Union Election Observer Mission (EU-EOM) reversed the plans to unveil its final report on the May 21 Tripartite which was most likely going to confirm that DPP’s Peter Mutharika won the elections. UTM and the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) refused to meet the mission arguing that the matter is still in court. However, many believe that there is very little chance they will prevail in court. In a statement, the EU-EOM said the report will neither be shared nor published until the court’s decision on the case is…

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In Malawi mysterious fire guts electoral body warehouse as recount fight rage on

MEC Chairman MbenderaBlantyre, Malawi, July 15 (AGV) _ A mysterious fire in the wee hours of Tuesday gutted a Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) warehouse in the capital, Lilongwe, reducing to ashes millions worth of electoral materials.

Crucially, some of the destroyed materials were ballot papers which were subject for a recount in a disputed parliamentary result in one of the constituencies in Lilongwe City.

“The Malawi Electoral Commission warehouse in Lilongwe has been gutted by fire which started at around 00.00hrs on July 14, 2014. Although the Lilongwe City Assembly was called in immediately to put out the fire, there has been extensive damage to the property and material in the warehouse,” said Chief Elections Officer Willie Kalonga. 

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Malawi Cabinet reshuffle imminent in the face of public discontent :

Malawi Parliament Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika is mulling over who to include in his cabinet in an imminent reshuffle, reports indicate. Mutharika’s administration is dogged by economic and governance challenges, and political intolerance, amongst other social-economic problems.

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