In Malawi, electoral commission clarifies constituency boundary re-demarcation

By Watipaso Mzungu, 2 November 2021
Flag of Malawi (photo credit: pixabay)
Flag of Malawi (photo credit: pixabay)
Following revelations that stakeholders had challenges reading the allocation of the new number of constituencies (parliamentary seats), the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has made a number of clarifications on how it arrived at its decision to create the 35 additional constituencies. According to MEC, the 2021 constituency boundary re-demarcation is the first comprehensive constituency boundary review since 1998; hence, the big changes that have been observed. MEC Director of Media and Public Relations, Sangwani Mwafulirwa, clarified that the number of constituencies determined is not based on current constituencies in each council, but the projected number of eligible voters (people that will be 18 years and above) in 2025 and other factors such as population density, ease of communication, geographical features and administrative boundaries.
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