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‘MCP, PP alliance beyond elections’

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By Jameson Chauluka:

People’s Party (PP) has said they would continue working with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) beyond the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

PP spokesperson, Ackson Kalaile Banda, said this Monday following a National Executive Committee (Nec) meeting held on Sunday.

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As MCP challenges results of the presidential election at the High Court, Banda said nothing had changed on the alliance they formed with the party.

“We met as the party’s National Executive Committee to do a postmortem of the May 21 elections and map the way forward ahead of the 2024 elections. You know that we have been in an electoral alliance with MCP and will continue working with them. If we change our position, we will come say it,” he said.

PP entered into an alliance with MCP in the run up to the elections and endorsed MCP president Lazarus Chakwera.

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Sunday’s Nec meeting was the first since Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) announced results of the presidential poll which MCP disputes.

Meanwhile, MCP has filed for nullification of the results of the presidential poll due to, among other grounds, the use of Tipp-ex in changing figures.

According to Mec, Mutharika amassed 1,940,709 votes, representing, 38.57 percent, Chakwera got 1,781,740 votes, representing 35.41 percent while UTM leader Saulos Chilima finished third with 1,018,369 votes, translating to 20.24 percent of the votes counted.

A number of electoral stakeholders such as Public Affairs Committee, MCP and UTM have described the polls as not credible but Mec insists the elections were free, fair and credible.

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