AU Regional Delegate to Southern Africa Salif Sada Sall said in Blantyre during the opening of a five-day BRIDGE Electoral Dispute Resolution training for political parties.
Sall said unlike other member states, Malawi’s political parties are able to solve intra- and inter party conflicts that arise during or after elections.
The AU delegate has since encouraged Malawi to continue solving its electoral related conflicts peacefully if the country is to meaningfully develop.
MEC Commisioner Rev Emmanuel Chinkwita Phiri, who is also Chairman of the Electoral Reforms, says the country will even do better in resolving electoral conflicts once a tribunal is established.
“We are in the process of ensuring that a tribunal is established even before the end of this year so that Political Parties can easily solve disputes
when ever conflicts arise.”
Commisioner Chinkwita Phiri said the tribunal would assist in reducing costs incurred when resolving electoral related conflicts.
Representatives from various political parties are participating in the training and some of them including the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Alliance for Democracy (AFORD), United Democratic Front-UDF and United Independence Party (UIP) MAFUNDE.