MEC to suspend voter registration

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By Christy Gomani

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is tomorrow suspending the voter registration exercise in response to the lockdown directive.

The 21 day lockdown starts on Saturday, the 18th of April to the 9th of May, in which the government believes will help to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The resumption of the exercise, according to MEC chairperson Jane Ansah will depend on the verdict of the Supreme Court on the elections appeal case.

Ansah has disclosed this in a statement as MEC and President Peter Mutharika are challenging the nullification 2019 presidential election results.

According to Ansah, all preparations for the fresh presidential polls set for July 2 will be suspended.

The Supreme Court has however reserved its ruling on the appeal case after hearing arguments from all the concerned parties yesterday.

The Constitutional Court ordered MEC to hold fresh elections within 150 days from February 3 when it delivered its landmark ruling on the elections case.  

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