The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has appointed Harris Potani as Acting Chief Elections Officer with immediate effect.
Potani, who has been serving as Deputy Chief Elections Officer, replaces Sam Alfandika who resigned in April this year.
MEC Chairperson, Justice Dr Chifundo Kachale said in a statement that Potani has been with electoral body for 21 years having joined it as Electoral Services Officer.
As Deputy Chief Elections Officer, Potani was responsible for operations.
“The Commission is inviting all stakeholders to render the necessary support to Mr. Potani as he leads the secretariat in the meantime as modalities to fill the position substantially are underway,” Kachale.
Alfandika resigned from his position almost three years after taking part in the management of the nullified 2019 Presidential poll and fresh June 23rd 2020 Presidential election.
He particularly resigned after picking up a job as International Elections Adviser to the United Nations (UN).