Political experts predict minority govt after polls

Political experts are predicting a minority government after the May 21 highly contentious polls, saying the results would be worse than those of 2014.

President Mutharika with Minister Bright Msaka: Landslide talk watered down

In 2014, President Peter Mutharika got 36 per cent of the vote whilst Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) had 32 per cent with Joyce Banda getting 28 per cent of the vote.

Ernest Thindwa, a political scientist at Chancellor College of the University of Malawiu said the political landscape has completely changed with the coming in of Saulos Chilima and his UTM Party.

“The likelihood is high that the government will be in minority. The political landscape shows no candidate will win with the 50+1 vote,” said Thindwa.

He said the margin of victory of the next president after the elections will be worse than the 2014 presidential poll result.

“This will put to question the legitimacy of the next government. People will start talking about a tribal or regional government,” said Thindwa.

Government engineered the defeat of the 50+1 bill which would have forced a rerun vote if no candidate amassed more than half of the vote cast during an election.

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Apumbwa
Apumbwa
2 years ago

Now I know why APM didn’t pick anyone from his inner circle, kupepela kofika nako kuyendela maondo????

Chikooo
Chikooo
2 years ago

We , in opposition, will find it hard and painful to swalllow this pill but truth be told’ its hard for us defeat this government cz our opposition leaders failed to form one big opposition team

Ntengo wa Kesia
Ntengo wa Kesia
2 years ago

Koma kugwada chonci … who started this? Never think I would see this, since the days of Kamuzu, the dictator. Asa!
APM should put a stop to this stupid Msaka stance: This is not in our culture, not in tribe’s culture.
Bright Msaka has just shown he has no political spine, personally, no self respect; and this is demeaning. I suggest many successful Malawians will not accept positions that may require meeting APM, if this stance is a prerequisite for the job.
Zausilu zimenezo.
APM ngakhale ku Washington U kuja, anaonapo ngakhale ma freshman kumugwadila poti ndi plofesala?

Moqtada Al Sadar
Moqtada Al Sadar
2 years ago

This is what we call politics of the stomach it makes people look silly and do stupid things like this pic of honourable M

Ka babby chilima kachepaaaa

Foolish political analyst. DPP ikukumvetsani PHEYINI eti!

Shithole
Shithole
2 years ago

Mcp stands at 32%, the one they got in 2014…. But DPP is the most shaken party,,, Chimlima has now eroded DPP,, and they will share half, and Chilima may get 18%, and DPP may get 19.1 %… If DPP formed alliance with UDf, they were going to get 26%, still too less to stable MCP….. MCP has stable number of voters ,since 1994… Those who vote for parties from MCP , its just frustrations, but the truth is that Many people love MCP than they do with radical parties

Tizanka
Tizanka
2 years ago

These political hacks who pose as activists makes me laugh. Why are you already predicting that APM will win?

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
2 years ago

Minority government has always been there and in Malawi and elsewhere it sis common for losing side to join the winning side for number. Its not strange at all Mr, Thindwa. the DPP was in minority has managed to sail through the entire period. Come May 2019 many tiny parties including members from UTM , PP and UDF will switch side and join the minor DPP with APM on the driving seat. take it leave it that is the reality on the ground.Ask Kamplepo he already predicted victory for APM because of of disjointed opposition

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba Kuba K145 million

These are not political experts. They don’t know the difference between a presidential system of government and parliamentary system of government. Minority governments are mostly those with parliamentary system. In Malawi it doesn’t matter as long as one wins the presidential vote. Do we really care what happens in parliament? All along our parliament has been childish. Our MPs are after money and nothing else.

Jala Vikuwa
2 years ago

Political expert Thindwa??? you want to be our Prophet?? We all see that Malawians have their political affiliations and have their candidate in mind to vote for. The Political parties are just many in Malawi with many presidents. Yet we know it will be only one president who will win. Looking at the process of selecting a president itself, one cannot refute the fact that it is long and boring, and time wasting too. A wise man will not advocate for this process to be repeated two or three times why??? Malawians have equally many important errands to run, including… Read more »

Amulilenji
Amulilenji
2 years ago

Intact we have always been ruled by minority governments.DPP had just over 30% in 2014..This means 70% of Malawians did not want the DPP..Shame

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