MEC making headway in poll related court cases

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The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is expressing satisfaction with the pace at with the courts are handling lawsuits relating to the May 21 polls.

The commission told the nation that it had received 147 complaints regarding the elections and results of some parliamentary and local government seats.

Out of these concerns some 45, were taken to court where legal battles have been fought and others are still being fought.

Other cases include that of Former First Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Esther Mcheka Chilenje and Symon Vuwa Kaunda’s constituencies where other contestants complained that they were cheated.

But speaking to Capital FM MEC’s Media and Public Relations Director Sangwani Mwafulira discloses that so far, the court has passed judgment of at least 30 cases.

Meanwhile, MEC is on Tueasday holding by-elections for Matenje Ward in Kasungu.

MEC recently postponed by-elections in Lilongwe South due to violence and intimidation in the constituency.

 

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