CDC favours one ballot for both list MP and constituency MP elections

The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) has opted for the casting of one ballot by each voter for the election of both constituency and party list MPs and the votes received by candidates who lose the election will be used in the calculation of list MPs for each contesting party.

In order to encourage people to participate in the election process, the CDC agreed that the votes received by the winner in each constituency must exceed the “No Votes” and that winner will have no right to stand in a by-election because he is opposed by most people in the constituency.

Regarding the Election Commission, the CDC is in favour of retaining the power of the EC to stage elections but the power to issue “red cards” to election cheaters should rest with the court with report from the EC about the alleged cheat being used as the basis for the case.