Economist poll shows Mutharika could win Malawi presidential election in 2019

One of the world’s most renowned research and analysis institutions, Economist Intelligence Unit, has forecast victory for incumbent Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika at the 2019 polls.

President Peter Mutharika confers with the Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima

Winning ticket: President Prof Peter Mutharika and his  Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima

In its 2nd quarter forecast report on Malawi, the EIU gives Mutharika  credible chances at the polls for how stable his leadership has been even in the face of no donor support for the national budget.

President Mutharika -the report says – stands shoulder above the rest having managed to present a strong campaign message at the 2014 polls which facilitated Democratic Progressive Party’s comeback after two years in the sojourn as an opposition party.

It is the incumbency among the many factors that will maintain his momentum along the electoral landscape past 2019, the report notes.

Among Mutharika’s main focus areas of his leadership are Community Technical Colleges, Decent and Affrodable Housing for the poor, Public Sector Reforms, Greenbelt Initiave, massive Foreign Direct Investment and a strong anti-corruption drive.

The report further cements Malawi Congress Party’s position as the main opposition bloc in the country while denying them any chance of upstaging President Mutharika any time soon.

MCP has been Malawi’s main opposition party for 22 years now.

The report also completely discards any chances for former leader Joyce Banda to make any comeback to the political fray soon owing to her damaged image due to Cashgate.

Under her leadership, she presided over the plunder of billions of dollars of public money through a scandal known as Cashgate.

Both MCP and PP have thrown doubts over the report saying it does not reflect the reality on the ground.

EIU is a subsidiary of The Economist Group which also owns probably the world’s leading magazine, The Economist.

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33 thoughts on “Economist poll shows Mutharika could win Malawi presidential election in 2019”

  1. Messenger says:

    I can see an expensive coffin wrapped by Malawian Flag ku nyumba ya chifumu. I don’t know the meaning of this. There is nothing we can do about it either. Ndanenatu. Whether it will be before 2019 or after. The vision came clear.

  2. Winston Msowoya says:

    There must be something terribly wrong with the Economist poll that shows Mathanyula could win the Presidential elections in 2019.Iam pretty sure the Economist did not do its homework when it posted its piece.What has Peter done to attract Malawian voters to vote for the corrupt and maladroit regime? Iam under impressions that the Economist is doing a dirty job in favour of cash-abundant evil Party (DPP),how would it deduce this victory while,the elections are 3 years ahead? In a country that people have lost hope of living due to lack of food,jobs,medicines in the hospitals,lack of security for their lives,nepotism,tribalism and all man eat man environment.Significantly,the opposition Parties such as the UDF,PP and the AFORD if it can be revivified in time for elections,could pause a formidable challenge against the ever increasingly unpopular DPP.It is a fact that DPP has gargantuan financial footing stollen from government funds emanating from Bingu’s egregious administration and this,could put the DPP on a stronger platform during the elections,but also we must remember it’s economic and political idiotic failures the people of Malawi have gone through under the both charlatan and evil brothers.For sure,2019,Malawians will effect a new epoch that will lead Malawians into new dimensions.We have learned this from the former murderous and tribalistic MCP,which had lost political powers in 90s and which is more likely to be out of power for decades.POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!!

  3. Real Kyungu says:

    Kufuna kumubera Mdalayu basi. Muli busy ndi ma Elections a 2019

  4. Nkata says:

    FCK U……………I mean U hu did your FCKNG so called Research……..Demet!

  5. wobe says:

    APM will make it. Believe me or not. He has 1 vote by now that is me.

  6. Central says:

    Economist Intelligence Unit don’t cheat us, may you kindly define”a strong anti-corruption drive!”.

  7. ngalamayi says:

    ‘Strong campaign MESSAGE’, maybe, but where is the reality? And as others are saying, why are we even discussing this, 3 years in advance, or have plans already been made to make sure it happens?

  8. Chalume says:

    Why are we conducting polls three years ahead of the elections?

  9. Mwafulira says:

    There is nothing new in this report, at least to me. I don’t even need to be a rocket scientist to know the outcome of the 2019 presidential election. DPP will carry the day regardless of whoever will be its presidential candidate. Only those who enjoy self-deception believe that MCP will win. How can MCP win elections when it does not have any supporter in the south? How can MCP win election when it does not have any structure in Ntcheu, not even a single supporter? How can MCP win election when it comes number two after the DPP in Lilongwe city? How can MCP win election when it comes neck to neck with DPP in Mchinji, Salima, Dowa and Kasungu? How can MCP win election with unwavering support only from Lilongwe rural and Dedza? How can MCP win election when it fails to beat DPP in the north? Believing that MCP is winning 2019 elections is a foolhardy.

    However, DPP will win the elections not because they are the performers, but because Malawians don’t have any alternative. DPP is failing almost everything. If they are failing to run ADMARC, how do you expect them to run a country? We are in this situation because MCP is always worst than DPP. Had MCP been better than DPP, we wouldn’t have DPP in government today.

  10. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    One question that comes to mind is . . .
    . . . whats the Economist’s interest in Malawi i.e. of what use is this prediction fo them?
    . . . if at all its just a random research; is this the right time for the same?; when it’s not near election time?
    However, if you have a brain with cells than vibrate, you will remember that the govt palm-oiled some foreign company to enhance Malawi’s public image.
    . . . Thus you connect the dots and stop wondering.
    . . . . . . …………………………
    If you think these are my usual lies; look at this quote . . .
    “The report also completely discards any chance for . . . Joyce Banda to make a comeback . . . owing to her damaged image due to cashgate” – (8th Paragraph)
    . . . What is this statement trying to do, if not promote one by demoting another? and exonerate one of cashgate by implicating another?
    . . . . . . …………………………..
    What the govt could do now, is concentrate on uplifting people’s lives. Otherwise . . .
    . . . luring some papers to write good about us (when the reality is different); will help nobody.
    . . . enticing some papers to make us begin to think about elections; is utter mistiming
    . . . asking organisations to give us awards for some unknown achievements; is a lie to self. We will only end up losing focus (if at all, we have any).
    Most importantly, “It is better to be hurt by truth than be comforted with a lie.” – Khaled Hossein
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

  11. Vyamtonda says:

    Galu nyani mbewa

  12. vin says:

    Mwayambapo kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  13. MZIMBA DPP WING says:

    CHAKWERA IS A USELESS LEADER BETTER WITH APM SO LETS VOTE APM IN 2019

  14. CHIGUMBULI says:

    inu mnyaphaphi sangawine uyu..

  15. Mzuzu DPP WING says:

    VIVA APM

  16. Mzomera Ngwira says:

    There is no opposition in Malawi let’s continue with APM

  17. DOKASI NKHONJERA says:

    Let’s Support Professor APM he is a leader with Vision

  18. Ngwira Khonje says:

    IN APM WE TRUST

  19. john says:

    will mutharika win for telling pple that he does not have problems?

  20. Mugonapamhanya says:

    The report is saying the obvious, nothing new. The problem for MCP is that DPP is second biggest political party in Central Region while MCP does not exist in the South.

    1. chemuyaya says:

      if that is the reason then your brain is rotten. with such mindset Obama could not be American president today nde muzidyaditu zitete

      1. Munyapa says:

        Chemuyaya, atleast your friend has got brains, though rotten as you put it, BUT you don’t even have a head, hence no brain at all. Don’t you see??

  21. innocent says:

    The so called Economist what a shame

  22. Zechariah says:

    This report is in accurate taking things out context of social economics. I sense in contrast on what’s on the ground, most researchers are theoretical missing a true reflection. The heart beat of every suffering Malawian is echoed in grave pain, in midst of political deception marred with failure of APM government. 2019 will be a fierce battle for arch rivals & electoral reforms will determined the real winner.

  23. Maunisi says:

    Why coming now, which anti-corruption are talking about. Nyasatimes is DPP that is why it favours in its reporting all the time. It won’t work although you say what MCP will win. North and Centre are forming the next government come 2019.

  24. KOMA KUMENEKO says:

    zopusa winning who??????????????? You want all of us to die?

  25. CHINSINSI says:

    MICE AN GRASSHOPPERS TILL 2024…..! WHAT A HERO-FIRE! THIS IS A STUPID REPORT……NO MAIZE IN MALAWI!

  26. Achimidzimidzi says:

    These can be correct results because I know most Malawians are stupid. Extremely stupid.

    Right away from our judges, chief executives, traditional leaders, police and classmates, they are all swayed by money.

    Malawians have no integrity, whatsoever.You can all agree with me that most Malawians are easily corrupted and most of us seek bribes.
    . I have seen people rigging elections because of money even when the candidate is unsuitable
    . People have been hired to kill and they have killed because of money.
    . Some of our present leaders cheated to be where they are today. They manipulated the results.

  27. The Patriot says:

    In other words we will be eating “mice and zitete/zicheche” until 2024! Lord have mercy!!

  28. Solobala says:

    This is too early for these 2019 winning chakutichakuti, muzizapanga 2018 zimenezo concentrate on devolopment issues

  29. joen says:

    God has the final Say.

  30. Nkhulandi says:

    stupid report, the grasshopper cannot win

    1. Honeycomb Chidyaudzu says:

      Unless he rigs the elections again otherwise Malawi will be on fire.

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