President Chakwera appoint New MEC commissioners

By Staff Reporter

President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has appointed four new commissioners of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in compliance with the High Court ruling that nullified the appointment of four others.

Making it into the list are two former cabinet ministers and parliamentarians Francis Kasaila and Emmanuel Fabiano, who have been nominated by the former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), alongside Caroline Mfune.MCP has filled it’s remaining third slot with Richard Chapweteka.

Former DPP parliamentarian now MEC commissioner Francis Kasaila

The four have replaced Linda Kunje, Jean Mathanga, Steven Duwa, and Arthur Nanthuru all DPP whose appointments were nullified on the basis that the former ruling party exceeded it’s recommended three slots

.On June 2, Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda, in the case of Malawi Congress Party and President of the Republic of Malawi, ruled that Mathanga, Kunje, Duwa and Nathuru were not duly appointed and ordered fresh nominations from the affected two parties within 10 days


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