EISA Observer Mission to the 2009 Malawi Presidential & National Assembly Elections

EISA is pleased to announce the launch of its election observer mission to the forthcoming Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Malawi. The elections will be held on 19 May 2009. The mission leaders are Mr Denis Kadima, EISA Executive Director and Dr Khabele Matlosa, EISA Programmes Director. The mission will consist of 11 members drawn from civil society organisations (CSOs) and election management bodies (EMBs) across all African regions.

The mission's assessment will be based on international standards for credible elections, including the

The mission is expected to arrive in Blantyre on 12 May 2009. It will hold meetings with stakeholders including the Malawi Electoral Commission, political parties, CSOs and academics, ahead of Election Day. It will remain in the country until 22 May 2009 after observing the voting and counting processes as well as post polling activities. Selected rural and urban areas in Malawi will be covered by the mission.