HRDC speaks on by-elections

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) says it is weighing options on what it has to do regarding Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)’s decision to hold by-elections in Lilongwe South constituency and Matenje ward in Kasungu.

HRDC member Luke Tembo who sat in as the Acting vice chairperson for HRDC during the press briefing today say Malawians still do not have confidence in MEC that it can hold credible by elections.

An elderly woman votes during the May elections

However, he said HRDC sees it not the right option to stop MEC from holding by-elections in Lilongwe and Kasungu saying that doing so would mean infringing on people’s rights to chose a leader of their choice.

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