Haberler    English    العربية    Pусский    Kurdî    Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 22/05/2019 22:57 
15.05.2019 17:50 News >> Malawi President Dissolves Cabinet Ahead Of Polls

Malawi President Dissolves Cabinet Ahead Of Polls

Move expected to ‘avoid ministers using state resources for campaigning,’ political observer tells Anadolu Agency.

Malawi President Peter Mutharika dissolved the country's 20-member Cabinet on Wednesday, ahead of May 22 elections.

A statement by Chief Secretary to Government Lloyd Muhara said until the appointment of a new Cabinet, all ministerial powers, functions and responsibilities will be exercise by Mutharika.

"All queries or matters should be directed to the Office of the President and Cabinet," Muhara said.

The dissolution is in line with the Constitution which mandates the president dissolve the Cabinet at any time of his choosing, including during elections, a political analyst at University of Malawi, Mustaf Hussein told Anadolu Agency.

"It is expected that the Cabinet be dissolved at this time as we head to the polls to avoid ministers using state resources for campaigning," he said.

Mutharika is facing opposition from two of his ministers but his main rival is from former church pastor and opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera.

Mutharika defeated then-incumbent president and Africa's second woman leader Joyce Banda in 2014.

Banda has pulled out of the presidential race and is supporting Chakwera.

Malawians head to the polls to elect 193 members of parliament, 462 local government councilors and the president.

According to Malawi's Electoral Commission, 6.5 million people have registered to vote in a country of nearly 20 million. -



        Latest News
Austria: Opinion Leaders Condemn Muslim Headscarf Ban 10 minutes ago...
Law bans headscarves for girls under age of 10 at all primary schools across country, including private schools.
Boxing To Stay İn 2020 Olympic Games 25 minutes ago...
International Olympic Committee recommends suspension of governing body AIBA.
Uk: Leader Of House Andrea Leadsom Resigns 25 minutes ago...
Leadsom's resignation comes day after PM Theresa May revealed her new move to break Brexit impasse.
Turkey Congratulates Azerbaijan On Republic Day 25 minutes ago...
Turkey's President Erdogan congratulates 'friend and brother Azerbaijan' on its May 28 Republic Day.
Middle Corridor' To Connect Eurasia: Turkish Minister 40 minutes ago...
Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kiran speaks at Congress at Trans Caspian Forum.

 
      Top News
Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Down At Close Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Down At Close
Palestinians Condemn German Parliament Decision On Bds Palestinians Condemn German Parliament Decision On Bds
Saudi To Attend Us-Led Workshop İn Bahrain Saudi To Attend Us-Led Workshop İn Bahrain
Eu Council Bans Single-Use Plastics For Cleaner Beaches Eu Council Bans Single-Use Plastics For Cleaner Beaches
Unsc Approves $5 Million Aid To North Korea Unsc Approves $5 Million Aid To North Korea
Update - Turkish Consumer Confidence İndex Down İn May Update - Turkish Consumer Confidence İndex Down İn May
Oil Prices Up With Rising Tensions İn Middle East Oil Prices Up With Rising Tensions İn Middle East
Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Up At Open Turkey's Borsa Istanbul Up At Open
Us: Muslim Congress Members Host İftar Meal At Capitol Us: Muslim Congress Members Host İftar Meal At Capitol
Rouhani: Today's Conditions Not For Negotiations Rouhani: Today's Conditions Not For Negotiations