Political analyst backs poll date shift

A political analyst Mustafa Hussein has welcomed the proposal to shift next year’s general elections date from May to September.

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) submitted the proposal to Parliament Monday.

MEC Chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah said the month of May is cold with short days and long nights, which is not conducive for voting.

Hussein, a Political Science Professor at the Chancellor College told YFM online the change will only be good if it contributes to free and fair elections.

“As long as it contributes to fair, free and credible voting, I have no problem with that,” Hussein said while adding, “Am sure MEC has done a proper research and has good reasons for changing the voting months.”

He ruled out suggestions that the move could bring any significant changes in terms of politics.

However, Hussein pointed out that the development could bring a few changes in operations of government business.

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