Mutharika asked to review political party bill

Peter Mutharika
Mutharika: Asked to review the law.
Mutharika: Asked to review the law.

Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) has asked Malawi President Peter Mutharika to revisit the draft Political Party bill as the country is currently using an outdated act in registering political parties.

The law which Malawi is using at the moment was endorsed in the Hastings Kamuzu Banda era and Malawi now has over 50 political parties.

For a long time, CMD has been making strides in the review of the political party’s registration and regulations.

CMD’s chairperson Gustave Kaliwo said the bill is fundamental to political parties in the country as it guides them and promote democracy in various political parties.

”The bill looks into a lot of issues among others being the office of the registrar of political parties as for over 22 years it had not been effective,” said Kaliwo.

The political party bill had brought controversy as some quarters argued that it is aimed at trimming the number of briefcase parties in the country.



  1. Malawi needs 2 parties only for the benefit of all Malawians

  2. “Briefcase parties” cannot last on if you didnt at first think of money.where was this idea “you was busy eating” mwakhuta nde muoneke ngat mutikonda

  3. w jst need 2 parties only,,,,,nw w hv more dan 50 parties bt nothin’ tangible z happenin’

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