As Malawi?s elections come closer [May 19], the local
business community has given presidential candidates some advice about private enterprise and how
it can thrive. Business leaders say Malawians are eager for
development, and local businesses do not want to waste time, or elect corrupt
Mike Mlombwa, the president of the…
In Malawi, a local
think tank, the Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI), says it doubts assurances
by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) that next week's presidential and
parliamentary elections will be free and fair.
The executive director of IPI, Rafik Hajat, says there have
been problems with the electoral process ? for example, the cameras used for
the photographs on voter identity cards.
"As you know thousands of cameras didn't…
The May 19 presidential and parliamentary
elections in Malawi will have more women candidates that ever. Statistics
indicate that there are about 243 female candidates this year compared to 154
in 2004 elections.
increasing number is attributed to the moral and financial support the aspiring
women candidates are getting from the organizations fighting for equal
representation in decision-making positions.
are supporting the NGO Gender Coordination Network…
Malawi, the political parties are going all-out in their campaigns to woo voters
before the May 19 presidential and parliamentary elections. In fact, observers
say the campaign has been marred by speeches full of hate and blame ? posing a
challenge to those hoping for elections free of violence.Malawi's presidential candidates have signed a Code of Conduct with the Malawi
Electoral Commission as a guideline to free and fair polls. The agreement was reached in…