Malawi Protesters Shutter Electoral Commission Offices
|02/13/2020||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
Protesters in Malawi have shut down offices of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in 10 districts in an attempt to force all commissioners to resign.
The move comes 10 days after the Constitutional Court nullified last May’s presidential elections because of “widespread” irregularities and ordered new elections. But commissioners have appealed the ruling and are refusing to step down.
In Blantyre, protesters used steel-iron chains and huge locks to seal the gate of the main entrance to MEC headquarters.