Malawi Electoral Commission MEC has embarked on meetings with political party presidents on review of boundaries of constituencies and wards

Chief elections Officer Sam Alfandika says the Commission is mandated by the Constitution to, among other things, review constituency and ward boundaries every five years.

According to Alfandika the last comprehensive review was conducted in 1998 and the Commission now wishes to embark on a comprehensive review beginning April, 2021

In this regard MEC will be holding consultation meetings with political party presidents, secretaries general, Directors of Elections and other executive members to present its work plan and possible scenario using National Statistical Office projections on eligible voter population as required by the law.

From Tuesday 6th to Wednesday 14th April the commission meets MCP, UTM, DPP, PP, UDF and AFORD presidents in Lilongwe

Thereafter the electoral body will meet other 13 political parties also in the capital city

Democratic Federal AllianceDemocratic People’s CongressFreedom PartyMafunde Party Mbakuwaku Movement for DevelopmentNationalSalvation Front,New Republican PartyPeoples Progressive MovementPeoples Transformation Party Tikonze Peoples Movement,Umodzi PartyUnited Independence PartyUnited Transformation Party,” reads the statement

The Commission has also plans to engage with various stakeholders like Parliament, Civil Society Organizations, academia, Development Partners, Government Departments and Agencies, Traditional Leaders, the media and the general public.