MEC meets MCP officials over constituency, ward demarcation exercise


Mwafulirwa - Meeting parties

LILONGWE (MalawiTalk) –The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) officials are today meeting Malawi Congress Party officials on thrEfirst day of consultations on constituency and ward redemarcation exercise.

MEC spokesperson Mr Sangwani Mwafulirwa has confirmed that the pollster has started consultation meetings with leaders of various political parties, as it is about to embark on a comprehensive review of boundaries of constituencies and wards.

He said during the meetings, the commission is presenting its work plan and possible scenarios using the National Statistical Office (NSO) projections on eligible voter population as required by law.

Demarcation of wards and constituencies was last done in 1998 while the law says the exercise should be done every five years.

Member of Parliament for Neno South Mr Mark Katsonga Phiri is on record saying his Constituency is too big for a single MP and needs to be reduced.

Mwafulirwa – Meeting parties

A statement signed by MEC Chief Elections Officer Mr Sam Alfandika says the exercise will be completed on April 16.

“The Commission is informing all electoral stakeholders that it will be holding consultation meetings with political party presidents, secretaries general, Directors of Elections and other executive members to present its work plan and possible scenario using the National Statistical Office projections on eligible voter  population as required by the law,” reads the statement in part.

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