Following the cancellation of 2019 re-election of President Mutharika, the Malawi Constitutional Court ordered a fresh presidential election which will be held within 150 days after the annulment.

As Malawi prepares for the coming presidential elections, the President, Peter Mutharika, recently appoints a new electoral commission chairperson.

Justice Chifundo Kachale was appointed to head the electoral commission, preceding the former commission chairperson Jane Ansah who resigned following criticism for mismanaged elections by the opposition.

The President also appointed new commissioners including; Arthur Nanthuru, Steve Duwa, Jean Mathanga, Linda Kunje, Anthony Mukumbwa and Olivia Liwewe.

As regards the coming election, Malawian MPs are yet to decide on a specific date for the poll, however, 23 June was chosen as one of the proposed dates.

Having assumed the role as the new chairperson of the commission, Justice Chifundo Kachale is expected to deliver a credible presidential election devoid of irregularities as ordered by the courts.