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President Peter Mutharika on Friday filed an amended appeal notice to Malawi Supreme Court against a landmark Constitution Court (ConCourt) decision that overturned his 2019 election victory, lodging 17 ground of appeal, one short of the previous notice, documents showed.

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Things have been happening so fast in the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) over the past couple of days. The party’s President, Peter Mutharika, was the first respondent in the just ended election case at the Constitutional Court, which he lost together with co-respondent, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

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Malawi government has set aside K4 billion for women in village banks and Zokonda Amai Groups across the country to access loans and enhance their financial independence.

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Reinstated Malawian Vice President Salous Chilima has rebuked tribalism and nepotism apparent  in government  job recruitments and appointments  in the  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration, saying the vice is evil and a recipe for civil war in the country.

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A parliamentary committee official has suggested that parliament might go to the Constitutional Court if the House fails to pass the electoral reform bills by this Monday.

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Women Lawyers Association has put its full weight behind the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) for taking Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members of parliament to court for contempt for failure to implement Constitutional Court order on electoral reforms bills.

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Lilongwe city council has cleared Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) for a protest march and vigil at parliament on Monday to put pressure on members of parliament pass the 50+1 related legislation.

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The construction industry mogul Ashan Simbi Phiri has reacted to moves by  governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)   which during its demonstrations last wek carried placards  that he allegedly financed the opposition to bribe High Court judges to rule in favour of the petitioners in the presidential nullification petition case, warning that if the DPP officials want […] The post Simbi issues stern warning to DPP: ‘I can fight back 10 time more’ appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Joseph Mwanamveka has told Parliament that the construction of 193 houses for people with albinism was on course to enhance their security and welfare.

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The High Court  Lilongwe Registry has dismissed with costs an application by former legislators who lost the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections for nullification of the  entire parliamentary elections as it did with the presidential elections and an interlocutory injunction restraining Parliament from transacting any business.

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Power failure on Friday afyernoon  disrupted business in the National Assembly which was meeting in an extra time to avert a deep Constitutional crisis following Thursday’s shooting down of a constitutional amendment to have a provision for a run-off in case no presidential candidate garners over 50 percent of the total votes cast.

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Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha says the government has already talked to donors to finance part of the K32.1 billion Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh presidential election.

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At least 85 Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members of parliament who on Thurday shot down a Constitutional Amendment Bill to have a provision for a run-off in case no presidential candidate garners over 50 percent of the total votes cast, have been dragged to court for contempt.

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Legal experts have clarified that the contentious 50-plus-one provision of  electing a president by majority is already law in the Constitution  but Parliament on Thursday  could not pass the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which had pe appropriate provisions for the holding of the presidential run-off in the event that no single candidate secures the constitutional majority […] The post 50+1 is already law: Parliament defeats Constitution amendment, approves 2 Electoral Reforms bills appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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Chairperson of the  Public Appointments Committee of Parliament, Collins Kajawa has told reporters that the  final report on the committee’s inquiry into the competency of the commissioners of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has been sent to the President  Peter Mutharika for further action.

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Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s cheap maize has finally hit the Northern Region with the first stop being Mzimba District. Bushiri’s publicist Ephraim Nyondo has confirmed that two markets have been opened in Mzimba—One at Ezigozyeni and the other at Embangweni.

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Malawi parliament allowed to waive the  28 days  notice to accommodate Electoral Commission Act ammendment motion to be adopted as directed by the Constitutional Court on February 3 2020 The motion had to go into division before it was eventually adopted.

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The High Court has convicted two principal secretaries (PSs) for contempt of court for failing to comply with a court order to issue public apologies for a flawed procurement and disposal of tractors bought with borrowed funds.

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The Malawi Law Society (MLS) has come out guns blazing in condemning some undemocratic tendencies exhibited by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

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Leader of United Democratic Front (UDF) in the House, Lillian Patel, has clarified that Members of Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC) only recommended to appointing authority President Peter Mutharika for the dismissal of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners—including embattled chairperson Jane Ansah and not that they fired them.

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Media Institute of Southern Africa (Misa) Malawi chapter has condemned attacks on journalists covering proceedings at the National Assembly by some governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators.

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Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAM) has found BDO Chartered Accountants (Malawi) guilty of four counts of serious misconduct in its operations as the retained auditor in the Tripartite Elections held on 21 May 2019 and has since been fined with K4.8 million.

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Members of Parliament (MPs) have adopted two motions that will amend the Electoral Commission Act and  the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Act (PPEA) as part of the electoral reforms as provided by the High Court in readiness for fresh elections due by July 2.

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A legal expert and a political commentator have separately warned the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) that their attack on judges through ‘march for the restoration of democratic justice’ would backfire.

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A fierce human rights activist and critic of President Peter Mutharika and his administration has launched a blistering assault on members of parliament for walking out on Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) officials in the House on Tuesday.

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President Peter Mutharika has removed the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma) from the office of the state vice president following the Constitutional Court ordered reinstatement of  Saulos Chilima.

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Blantyre Water Board (BWB) has fired its procurement manager for failing to provide business contracts to members of  governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) influential cultural heritage group, Mulhakho wa Alhomwe, court documents seen by Nyasa Times  have revealed.

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Former moderator of Livingstonia CCAP Synod,  one of the Commissioners for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Reverend Clifford Baloyi  o told Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC)  at the end of an inquiry to assess the competence of the electoral body that  the widespread use of the correctional fluid, Tippex, did not affect the valid vote in  […] The post Rev Baloyi ‘surprised’ with court cancelling Tippex elections appeared first on Malawi Nyasa Times - News from Malawi about Malawi.

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The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Monday marched peacefully in Blantyre City in a ‘march for the Restoration of Democratic Justice’ and presented their petition to Blantyre City Council (BCC) demanding the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate all the five judges  who presided over the presidential election nullification petition.

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President Peter Mutharika and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) have finally appealed against the February 3 Constitutional Court (ConCourt)  election case ruling which annulled the May 21, 2019 presidential poll.

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