Malawi last Parliament session before elections set for November 19; Speaker Msowoya, President Mutharika on impeachment agenda

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-The last Malawi Parliament sessions before next year’s general elections has been slated for November 19 to December 4, this year.
In a brief statement by Clerk of Parliament Fiona Kalemba made available to The Maravi Post, Members of Parliament (MPs) have been summoned for the last meeting of parliament before the highly contested May 2019 elections
The statement however has no specific business  agendas but  some civil society organisations are lobbying opposition back benchers to bring into the 193 strong House an impeachment motion.
They want President Peter Mutharika impeached on various grounds.
But it is doubtful that the motion would be moved after main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) cast doubt over the motion.
Analysts say the MCP fears if Mutharika is impeached then vice president Saulos Chilima would immediately take over just less than six months before a general election.
While on the other side the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the MCP are also planning to topple Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya for joining the United Transformation Movement (UTM) of Saulos Chilima.
The session will likely to have much tension from both side of the house.

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