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Organizations working together to conduct non-violent election in Malawi next year

International Republican Institute (IRI) and the Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) collaborated to hold two day workshop for political parties.


Devdiscourse News Desk malawi Malawi
Updated: 11-10-2018 21:58 IST
Organizations working together to conduct non-violent election in Malawi next year

Malawian casting their vote in 2014 election which, resulted the winning of Peter Mutharika. (Image Credit: UNDP)

US think tank on governance The International Republican Institute (IRI) has offered Malawi's political parties to work with them in order to maintain the country's democracy intact.

Malawi which is set to go for presidential election in 2019 established democracy in the year 1993 after a lot of struggle from the Malawian people. After the 25 years of democracy under the President, Peter Mutharika people are upset with poor governance.

Different organization are fearful that the growing tension between different parties could end up in violence in the Malawian street. To avoid any kind of mishappening the international bodies are calling for a free and transparent election.

IRI collaborated with Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) to hold a two-day workshop for political parties on management. Incumbent Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), the main opposition party Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and United Democratic Party (UDF) were some of the political parties which took place in the workshop.

All Africa quoted IRI Lara Petricevic-Williams, the Resident Program Director as, "Our work aims to foster open civic and political space where citizens and governments can engage, debate and collaborate to develop themselves."

Malawi which will hold tripartite election of President, Member of Parliament and local governments in one go after five years of completion of the present government.

COUNTRY : Malawi

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