MCP ends Parliament boycott

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Malawi Congress Party (MCP legislators today participated in parliamentary proceedings as they ended their boycott of Parliament.

The Members of Parliament (MPs) returned to the House after government promised to table the Electoral Reforms Bills.

Lazarus Chakwera

MCP legislators back in parliament.

MCP and other opposition MPs led by Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera walked out of Parliament on Monday when they noticed that the Electoral Reforms Bills were not on the day’s order paper.

But on Tuesday Deputy Speaker of Parliament Esther Mcheka announced that the bills will be tabled before the end of the current sitting.

Chakwera and the Malawi Congress Party want government to table the six Electoral Reforms Bills which if passed will among other things change the system of electing president from the current first past the post to the 50+1 percent system.

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) is also advocating for the bills and has since organised demonstrations to express anger over government’s reluctance to table the bills.

On Monday, government sent a delegation to PAC secretariat to assure PAC that the bills will be taken to Parliament but the religious organisation told the local media that the demonstrations will still go on.

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  1. Let gvt table the so called 50+1 electoral reform bill.some are saying this system Z expensive, but if my memory saves me well Malawi as a country has never funded an election. Elections are mostly funded by some donors.

  2. Chakwera is not sure of what he is doing,decision making is the biggest problem with tis man,he is weak & he runs away when problems arise see one big scone he is silenced. we still dont have a leader of opposition,all he knows is demonstration,boycotting, no dialoge in him.Shame on chakwera ,a DPP konzani vuto la magetsi zanu zizayera

  3. people think chakwera will be the president .chakwera is an american christian while malawi is governed by british christians.let us wait and see what will happen next year .sidik mia should play his cards well because these muslims will not allow mia to take them to christian colony .A nobody will led malawi God will give us a leader not a president

  4. kd chakwela ndotan?? amaona ngt amudyola kudzmva u opposition kwambli…kulan abusa muphunzle khalidwe..50+1 kaya ayi kma zot mungazawne akulu iwalan coz olo atat aliyense akuvotelen kma odzawna n apm musaiwale kwa2 kuno olamula ndyemwe amawna…ine ndekha cngakuvotele.

  5. Walking out was not a good idea for Chakwera and his team. Deliberations continued in the house despite their absence; which means crucial bills could have been passed without their contribution and/input. They must push the bills while in the August house. A leader should be strong and sober minded.

  6. When Iheard the name chakwera, to me it sounded as ahigh respected man… koma mmmmm… chiserekwete, chidude, namzikambe, nalumbapala,, chindere chakufikapo…

    Look at his decision in mcp.. 2013 convention inasankha ma udindo but this fake polofesa of zitheba odained at malingunde university of likuni,,, fired them all and replaced them with his loyalists, waona kwatentha, chipani chagawikana too late ati kukonza ubale, ukonza bwanji ubale pamene wabweretsa sadic mia mkuchosa msowoya…

    Lero wapereka ndalama kwa zidude zobisala mmachalichi, anachifwamba okuba ndi korona, kuti asogolere ma demonstration..

    Mukuopa chani?, if u think mcp will ever rule Malawi Am sorry, brethren God loves us all he will not let us be eaten by these crocodiles,,,

    Just imagine kutuluka mnyumba ya malamulo nkhalamba zimzako pa mbuyopo olo manyazi, zikutumbwe inu, chonsecho mwasayinira k60, 000 per day yomwe amnzanu akuyipeza akagwira ntchito miyezi iwiri….

    Mumuziwe yesu anamzeze inu..

    • Bwana mwalankhulatu, mpaka kumutchula Mulungu ndithu kusonyeza mukudziwadi chomwe mukukamba…koma nkhani ili pano isakhale yakupepera kwa chakwera kapena monga mukunenera inu olungama kuti zidude zobisala ntchalitchi. Ndikuona ngati kunyozaku sikuthandiza, inafe tikufuna timve kuti akati 50+1 ndichani, nanga kuipa kapena ubwino wake ndi uti, ngati a Dpp sakuiopa ndiye bwanji osaipititsa patebulo, kodi PAC inakhazikitsidwa chifukwa chani, ngati zomwe ikupangazi sizili kunja kwa ntchito yake bwanji nanga mukuona ngati atumidwa, nanga kusokoneza kwa Chakwera mu chipani cha MCP monga mukunenera, kwagwirizana bwanji ndinkhani ya electoral reform,mwina kapenatu Chakwera akufuna kuononga dziko lino, koma nanga bwanji zikuonetsa kuti akugwirizana naye ndiambiri, mesa ndidziko la democracy kodi, ndiye kutitu gulu likuyenera kuveredwa apa ( yang’anani umboni pa ma comments a pa post ino, ndi ena onse okhudza nkhani iyi, ambiri akumuikira kumbuyo Chakwera). Tiuzeni zambiri bwana ine munthu wakumudzi.

      • Malawi does not have the capacity to adopt the 50+1 rule financially,eg if all the presidential candidates score below 50% do we have, as Malawi, a financial muscle for a re-run??? in end Malawians will suffer as more tax payers money will be drained,DPP thainks for the people Chakwera is after enriching himself,do you see the difference sir ? .50+1 will not benefit the citizens. Tell chakwera to stop funding those cheap clergy who serve for money & not God. i rest my case

    • Akulu ngati m’mamva kuti kuli zitsiru padziko lapasi ndie ndiweyo. Kodi umbuli wako ndiwamtunduwanji? Iwe zoona akuzuzikira anthu mdzikomuno kusowa ntchito ngakhale kutsika mitengo kwambeu ndichifukwa cha bwaphini wako ukumuikira kumbuyoyi. Akulu choti mudziwe ndichakuti sioche amene angapite ku-parliament nkukapanga zomwe anachita bwana president Dr. Chakwera. Kwaine ndatchula kuti bwana president kuti udziwe kuti bwaphini wakoyo wandimvetsa kuwawa chakachino wamva. Kodi ngati amawinadi kudzera mkuwavotera akuopanji kuitengera mpalamenti bill-yo. Chabwino ngati amalawi sakuifuna bill-yi ndikukuuza kuti zioneka pa 13 pano. Moti wekha osakhala ndi manyazi ndimmene akubwerera poyera anthu ndi mabunge pazachionetsero chimenechi. Achimwene khalani ndi umunthu poganizira kuti ngakhale mutakhala kuti muli mtauni koma abaleanu kumudzi amva kuwawa chakachino. Zikakukhudza ugwadepansi pakuti mukukamba kwako ndaona kuti wathulapo dzina la Mulungu, ndie uwona zochita kaya uzidzudzula wekha zirindiwe. PA 13 TILI KOMKO!!!

    • Komano funso mkumati Kodi Mulungu amakondwera ndi anthu onyoza anzawo? Mukutukwana,kunyoza pamapeto pake mukutchulapo dzina la Mulungu komaso mukuti mumudziwe yesu. Dzina la Mulungu komaso Yesu siliphatikizidwa mu kunyoza ndi kutukwana chifukwa ndi maina oyera komaso aulemelero. Kodi otukwana kapena kunyoza oyenera kuti amudziwe Yesu ndi ndani? Mungodzetsapo mkwiyo wake apa!!!!

    • DPP has pressed a Punic button that is the reason why they left out the electoral reform bill on the parliament agenda. What the ruling party should understand the electoral reform issue has the blessing of public opinion. Chakwera is very wise to have boycotted he knows that mature politics is about aligning towards public opinion. In modern politics if your political ideologies are at odds with public opinion just know that you are destined for disaster. I wonder why if truly DPP is a mature and credible party as it claims does it fear these electoral reforms.

    • Actor saopa kufa koma yapa DPP ikuopa kufa ndi 50+….. ku parliament kumakhala debate and after that they vote ….if people are not happy with the reforms then they will vote in parliament…. why so shite to forward the bill for debate? Come on we are in a Democratic Govt where everyone has a voice on what is best for this country…. 13th Dec is the day . Malawians will march to express their freedom ..osati zoopseza anthu yapa…..uyu asakuona zolakwika stay mudzidya kalingonda pakwanu…….

    • Tsono mbuzi muti mtesha yuganiza kuti kutukwana Chakwera kuthandiza kuti Bill isalowe Ndiye timati uganiza mwauchtsiru Mcp yabwerera kunyumba yamalamulo chifukwa boma lawalonjeza kuti bill ayibweretsa.

    • Mdobadoba inu,zidude za mcp,chakwera nde kut chan? chilungamo chimawawadi ndaona,this man sakunyoza anthu ovalamakolonawakoma ndi zidude kumene,mmalo mofalitsa uthenga wa Mulungu basi buzy pansewu ati 50+ 1,whats the connection wth God?Zonyanyala parliament’zo ndye zachikalezo…..pezani njira ina yopezera ndalama agologolo inu,Ndakwiya nanu,U dont need Jesus Christ only,U also need to know judas iscariot and why he betrayed our Lord

  7. Awa azakhale msogoleri wabwino???.Awa azatisunga??.Awa akunyanyala zilizonsewa awa sazatichitisa manyazi awa kunyanyala pankhani yosamusa madabwe kuti boma limangepo chipatala awa?.Awa sazanyanyala msonkhano wa sadc ukuchitikira kuno kwathu awa??.Tsopano amaona ngati zokambilana ziima chifukwa chaiye??Inu ndinu ndani inu?,sopano wakuitanani ndani??.Muzaziona ndiye khaya muzatani khaya.

  8. Kunyanyala kungatithandize chani anthu akumudzi, anyanyala kulephera kuwaimira anthu owavotera mapeto ake parliament yapitilira zokomera boma zatheka pamenepo nde nkumati akuimira anthu

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