Malawiâ€™s Electoral Commission (EC) has said it will not re-demarcate constituency boundaries for the purpose of the 2014 Parliamentary Elections.
In a press statement dated November 27 2012, chief elections officer Willie Kalonga says the commission is conscious of the constitutional obligation for re-demarcation of constituencies as set in the Constitution.
Reads the statement: â€œThe commission is aware of the constitutional requirement for re-demarcation of constituencies as stipulated in Section 76 (2)9b) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi.â€
He said EC has observed that time and logistic demand for the exercise would limit factors for a timely comprehensive review of the constituency boundaries.
However, the commission has said it will, where necessary, open new registration centres in the constituencies prior to a general voter registration programme to be carried out mid 2013.
The commission, therefore, informs the public that the demarcation exercise has been prioritised in the yet-to-be launched 2012-2017 Strategic Plan.