MEC set for demarcation exercise

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) says it is set to commence constituency and ward demarcation exercise ahead of 2025 tripartite elections.

The electoral body says it will use the available census statistics by the National Statistical Office (NSO) to properly demarcate the areas.

Speaking during a workshop in Lilongwe, MEC Chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale said the demarcation exercise will be administered in both local government wards and parliamentary constituencies.

“This the responsibility that MEC has under the law to determine constituency boundaries and also the number of the constituencies both for the local government wards but also parliamentary constituencies and this exercise has not been done for the past 21 years,” he said.

Kachale later told YFM in an interview that MEC will involve all relevant stakeholders in all the processes.

“This is process that will take less than a year or 18 months about two years, of course in the moment we are also consulting our colleagues,” he said.

Malawi has 193 parliamentary constituencies and 462 local government wards.

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