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Vol 61 No 12

Published 11th June 2020


Poll chaos looms

The chances of holding fresh elections in time are dwindling as the President blocks key appointments and confirmation of the poll date

While political parties push ahead with mass campaign rallies – ignoring all social distancing and the ban on gatherings of more than 100 – there is still no confirmed date for presidential elections which the courts ordered held by 2 July. Compounding an already complex situation, the controversial Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Jane Ansah resigned on 21 May, just a month before the proposed polling date of 23 June she had just announced.

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