MEC SETS EYES ON 2014 TRIPARTITE POLLS
By Amalawi - Tue May 29, 12:02 pm
BY OUR REPORTER
It seems the newly sworn in commissioners of Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) will have no time to go for honey moon as the electoral body has set its eyes on preparing for the 2014 tripartite elections.
This was disclosed by Mec chairperson Justice Anastazia Msosa who told amalawi in an interview on the sidelines of the swearing in ceremony of the commissioners at the High Court in Blantyre, that the country has capacity to hold presidential, parliamentary as well as local polls simultaneously.
“With the new commissioners in place I can comfortably say all is set now for the tripartite elections because we now have a full house that is well represented,” said Msosa.
The commissioner who was appointed during the regime of president Bingu wa Mutharika has since hailed Malawi president madam Joyce Banda for appointment more women as commissioners.
Msosa further promised Malawians that as long as she remains chair of the body she shall always ensure that she maintains the good image of Mec by holding free and fair elections.
“It is encouraging to see that the president has appointed a lot of women into the commission as such we shall always work hard to maintain dignity and good reputation of the body,” promised Msosa.
Mec has been without commissioners for quite a long time and the composition of the new commissioners has been described by political experts as a move in the right direction.
Previously, during the time of Mutharika, appointment of Mec commissioners was based on political loyalty as only those deemed to be DPP boot lickers were considered.
Malawi is expected to hold its fifth democratic elections since the born of multiparty democracy in 1994.
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