Parliament rejects electoral reform bills

Parliament rejects electoral reform bills



Parliament has rejected two proposed electoral reform bills.

The bills, assumption of office of president and the amendments to presidential, parliamentary and local government elections bill have been rejected by majority on government bench.

The assumption of office of president bill seeks to have transitional arrangements for president elect within a period of fifteen days while the presidential, parliamentary and local government elections bill seeks to guide eligible candidates who are willing to contest on various positions.

The bills are among the six electoral reform pieces proposed by the special law commission on electoral reforms which some quarters believe were necessary in changing the elections landscape in 2019.

Speaker of the national assembly Richard Msowoya then made a ruling that the bills be drafted again.

Leader of the house Kondwani Nankhumwa said majority  in the house has decided what’s best  for Malawians.



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