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Malawi Parliament elects Msowoya as Speaker

By Amalawi - Mon Jun 16, 5:20 pm

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Lilongwe:  Memebers of Parliament in Lilongwe has elected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) first vice president Richard Msowoya has been elected Speaker of Malawi Parliament.

Msowoya was elected by Members of Parliament after beating Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) MP for Nsanje Central, Francis Kasaila in a secret ballot by 191 voter and one null and void vote.

According to the results, Msowoya polled 101 votes against Kasaila’s 89 votes, in an election held in Parliament Monday afternoon.

Clerk of the National Assembly Roosevelt Gondwe who was the returning Officer, declared the Msowoya duly elected as Head of the National Assembly.

MCP MP Vitus Dzoole Mwale proposed the name of Msowoya, MP for Karonga Nyungwe.

Speaker of Parliamnet Msowoya

Speaker of Parliamnet Msowoya

Msowoya was also running mate to MCP presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera which further elevated his status on the political arena.



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