Malawi Tripartite Elections, 20 May 2014

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The report of the Commonwealth Observer Group for Malawi tripartite elections held on 20 May 2014. The mission was chaired by Lt Gen Mompati Sebogodi Merafhe, former Vice-President of Botswana and was comprised of 11 members in total.

These were the first tripartite elections in Malawi’s history, simultaneously providing elections at the presidential, parliamentary and local government levels, and marked an important step in Malawi’s journey to further consolidate democracy. The group found that the elections were conducted in a credible and transparent manner and offered a number of recommendations to further improve the electoral process.




At the invitation of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), the Commonwealth Secretary- General, Mr Kamalesh Sharma, constituted an observer group for the Malawi tripartite elections scheduled for 20 May 2014. The group comprised eleven eminent persons in total and was led by HE Lt Gen (Rtd) Mompati Sebogodi Merafhe, former vice-president of Botswana. A staff team of four persons from the Commonwealth Secretariat was also deployed to support the observer group. A full list of members of the group is at Annex 1.


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