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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Messenger
2 months 11 days ago

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.

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
2 months 11 days ago
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… Read more »
Real Kyungu
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2 months 11 days ago

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

Nkata
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Nkata
2 months 11 days ago

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

wobe
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wobe
2 months 11 days ago

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

Central
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Central
2 months 11 days ago

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

ngalamayi
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ngalamayi
2 months 12 days ago

‘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?

Chalume
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Chalume
2 months 12 days ago

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

Mwafulira
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Mwafulira
2 months 12 days ago
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… Read more »
The Analyst
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The Analyst
2 months 12 days ago
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… Read more »
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