MCP boycotts parliament

MCP boycotts parliament

Malawi Congress party (MCP) members of parliament on Monday walked out of the house over electoral reform bills.

The legislators walked out of the chambers in protest against the missing of the bills on order paper.

Leader of opposition in the house Dr Lazarus Chakwera stood on point of order soon after the house resumed in the afternoon asking government to explain when the bill will be tabled following the missing of the bill on the agenda.

Speaker of the national assembly Richard Msowoya then told the government side to act on the matter saying there is a lot of pressure.

In response leader of the house Kondwani Nankhumwa said business committee will meet on Tuesday to map the way forward on the bill in question.

However the response did not go down well with the opposition   side and the legislators expect from government side and people’s party walked out of the chamber in protest.

The opposition side has threatened to continue boycotting the proceedings until the bills appear on the agenda for tabling.

However, deliberations proceeded despite the boycott. 

Meanwhile government the leader of house Kondwani Nankhumwa says government is not shaken by opposition move to boycott the proceedings.

The bill seeks to shift to the 50 plus one system of electing state president from the current first past the post and the amendment of the electoral laws.

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