A political analyst has hailed Malawi Electoral Commission for conducting a fair and professional presentation of nomination papers exercise.

This comes as MEC ended the excise on Friday where 10 presidential candidates submitted their nomination papers.

Speaking in an interview with Radio Islam, Latim Matenje said MEC has shown its independence in the way it handled all the candidates.

However, Matenje asked MEC to check the way the nomination fee is being adjusted on every election saying the 100% increament is changing the country’s democracy outlook as it is slowly moving into plutocracy which is the rule of the rich.

He also said MEC should have a mandatory pre-nomination papers review in order to check the legitimacy of people who have shown interest to contest.