Coalition of Malawi tiny parties crumble before it gets up

A coalition of 13 tiny parties in the country which wanted to make a grand coalition during the 2019 general election has crumbled even before it set off.

Chilumpha: Wants to contest for presidency on ADD banner

Tikonze Dziko Lathu Coalition leader Cassim Chilumpha has said he would vie for the presidency in the forthcoming electionunder the  banner of his  party – Assembly for Development and Democracy (ADD),  so too Peoples Party founding leader Joyce Banda.

The coalition of s ome seven political parties, among them, Malawi Forum for Unity and Development (Mafunde), People’s Progressive Movement (PPM), United Transformation Party (UTP), New Labour Party (NLP), United Independence Party (UIP) and the newly-formed ADD of Chilumpha  was formed just two months ago with the help of a quasi religious Public Affairs Committee (PAC) with the aim of transforming the country.

Chilumpha confirmed that he would be vying for the presidency even before the coalition had come to a conclusion on who should represent it during the election whilst Peoples Party spokesperson Noah  Chimpeni said Banda would be elected at the party convention this month as the party torch bearer in the election.

Political commentator Rafiq Hajat said the political environment does not allow for party coalitions before elections as everybody wants to be President of the Republic.

He said the selfishness in political party leaders kill the spirit of forming a grand coalition to topple a ruling party at the ballot box.

Another political commentator George Thindwa said opposition parties should form a grand coalition if they want to bring down the Peter Mutharika administration at the ballot box.

Political analyst Happy Kayuni said even if opposition political parties noted certain commonalities in them, the problem is they are not policy-based but pursue self-interests and not necessarily national interests.

During the 2014 polls, some smaller opposition parties also formed Tisintha Alliance headed by Mafunde president George Mnensa.

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donald
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donald

Amayi JB khalani pasi chonde. Chilumpha I dont what he wants. Kachali is confused. Chilima is a revolutionist.Therefore, I will vote for Chilima

A Sata
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A Sata

The problem is greed for power. Everyone wants to be the president. Some of these have been in Govt at very senior level before and are undesirable. Let us try new people. atithandiza chani apart from enriching themselves. Seriously, can people vote for JB, Cassim or Khumbo as president? we are not serious then.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Hahahahaha I like my MCP full of brilliant men and women, who does not shaken with kavuluvulu. These small parties can not form any coalition, what they need to do and for us to believe that they are there for Malawians is just to join the other party which can carry their vision, this type of coalition never work and it will not work where everyone want to be a President. By the way why our Country having alot of parties? I understand in Zimbabwe they are also many but Zimbabwe is bigger than this handful small Country. Is it… Read more »

Mr. Ibu
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I knew these are disgrantled people who have been disappointed by their parties and in turn they want to pursue self interest. These are the parties which split the opposition vote. Some are sent by dpp to split the opposition vote so that dpp should remain in power even if they win with a small percentage. This where the 50+1% would be necessary. Dpp refused to endose this type of electing leaders because they know they can not amass even more than 30% and they knew 50+1% would work to the advantage of the opposition. Koma mukunama Mulungu si Pitala… Read more »

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Just say 13 people not parties

Black Market
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Black Market

Kkkkkkkk useless leaders. Dzikaoderani usipa dola munabazo. Amnesty is coming next year, mudzabweza no kuyang’ana face or age, munaba? Mumangidwa Basi.

Akulu
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Akulu

Kkkkk koma Malawi. Tatigawirani ma nomination fees anuwo tikaode nsomba namagulitsa ntaunimu

mark
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mark

CHILUMPHA, CHILIMA and JOICE BANDA….THESE VICE PRESIDENTS….MY FOOT…….. I WILL VOTE FOR MCP..

SIPHADA
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SIPHADA

A bunch of selfish politicians. It is part of cheap electioneering thinking that the voters won’t produce a viable government so hoping for recognition when either Chilima or Pitala or Chakwera forms a government without a comprehensive majority. Opportunistic leaders Aunt won’t get any vote just as she failed a credible vote in Domasi both Chilumpha and JB care more for theirprestige than their nation they have neither the vision nor momentum to market their manifesto

QueenB
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QueenB

Some of these politicians like Chilumpha are never heard until elections time. That should be a red light warning to Malawians.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

What a waste of time and money. There only three strong political parties the can make it in 2019 in the following order: MCP, UTM and DPP. The rest you are just wasting your time. Join these other parties if you still want to be relevant

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