Four to battle it out in Second Presidential Debate

Four to battle it out in Second Presidential Debate

Four presidential candidates are on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 expected to participate in the second Malawi Presidential Debate 2019 at the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe.

The four candidates are Dr. Cassim Chilumpha of Tikonze People’s Movement (TPM), Mr. Peter Kuwani of Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD), Professor John Chisi of Umodzi Party (UP) and independent candidate Reverend Hadwick Kaliya.

Malawi Presidential Debate 2019 Taskforce Chairperson Teresa Ndanga said all is set for the second debate which starts at 18:00 hours (6 pm in Malawi).

The first debate took place on Friday March 29 and involved Dr. Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Mr. Atupele Muluzi of the United Democratic Front (UDF) and Dr. Saulos Chilima of UTM.

The third and last debate is scheduled for Friday, April 5, 2019. The debate will involve all 7 candidates.

Watch and listen live on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation(MBC), Zodiak Broadcasting Station(ZBS), Times TV and Radio, MIJ FM, Yoneco FM, Timveni Radio and other media outlets.

The 2019 debates taskforce consists of MISA Malawi, Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), Times Group, Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) and the following Civil Society Organisations: Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD), Democracy Works Foundation (DWF), Civil Society Agriculture Network (CISANET), Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) , Malawi Law Society (MLS), Public Affairs Committee (PAC), Voluntary Service Organization (VSO), National Initiative for Civic Education (NICE) Trust, and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).

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