The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to the May 20 Tripartite Elections has appealed to political parties and their supporters to respect the country’s legal framework when dealing with election-related complaints.
The mission has also appealed to all stakeholders to allow the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) finalise its task on tabulation and announcement of results.
“The EU EOM appeals to political parties to address to the competent authorities any election-related complaints and appeals through the mechanisms provided by the laws of Malawi,” reads part of the statement issued by EU EOM.
The mission also says it is closely following the post-election developments.
Meanwhile, MEC has agreed with electoral stakeholders that all votes in the tripartite elections be recounted to resolve irregularities that have been discovered during tallying and results will not be announced until the vote recount outcome is known and compared with the current results.