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Gerrymandering is a practice that attempts to establish a political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries to create partisan advantaged districts.

The management and structure as well as electoral laws have failed Malawians as evidenced by the time frame it has taken Mec to re-demarcate constituencies in the country.

The Constitution stipulates that every 5 years MEC shall carry out demarcation exercises. But for reasons better known to MEC itself the exercise only happened once in 1998, albeit in a stage-managed man.

Since then nothing has happened and MEC has just announced that it will carry out the re-demarcation exercise soon hence the training program that starts from Monday up to Friday, 5-9 October 2015 .

In a bid to win a congressional majority in the parliament drawn to favour one party to win more seats, Afriem sources have uncovered that Mec has vowed to throw the constitution into the bin as it will concentrate on geographical factors than concentrating on both demographic and geographical factors as stated in the constitution when it comes to constituency re-demarcation.

When the re-demarcation process started in 1998 the South was given more constituencies than there are in both the northern and central region. T

his was stage-managed so as to punish MCP then with few members of parliament while giving “atcheya’s” UDF some numeric advantage by having more MPs in the South, which was considered UDF’s base.

If the current re-demarcation exercise is logically, legally and constitutionally completed or done central and northern regions will get more constituencies while the South will get the number of constituencies reduced; which is suicidal to the DPP putting parliamentary battles in perspective.

Unfortunately Mec is, under instruction from the DPP regime, to use geographical base in their re-demarcation exercise and give less constituencies to the Central region, considered MCP base and the North, which is fluid and considered to go the MCP and PP way in order to cab the number of parliamentarian representation for MCP which is getting stronger by the day and making inroads in both the South and North.

Thus MEC’s exercise is partisan and not serving national interests whose spirit is embodied in the constitution.

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