Political experts tip Malawi tiny parties on how to win election

Political experts say the decision to bring all tiny parties without representation in parliament can have an impact only if they have mouth watering agenda.

Nnesa, Katsonga and Banda formulating an alliance

Augustine Magolowondo, a political scientist said if the tiny parties decided to make one political grouping ahead of the 2019 elections without a clear agenda then they are doomed to fail miserably as they have done in the past.

“It is not just a matter of grouping together for the sake of the election, but what issues they have for the nation,” he said.

Another political analyst Ernest Thindwa doubted if the tiny parties would have any impact in the forthcoming elections even though they want to make one forceful political grouping.

“In the past they performed dismally because people thought it was a waste of their votes to cast for these small parties. I do not think anything would change even if they have come together,” he said.

Atleast 16 parties have joined forces for polls.

Others who attended the meeting include Cassim Chilumpha of Assembly for Development and Democracy, Mark Katsonga of People’s Progressive Movement, United Transformation Party’s Newton Kambala, senior officials from People’s Transformation Party, Alliance for Democracy, among others.

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4 years ago

I do not trust these so called political experts. They are do not analyse our politics from a neutral ground. They do not integrate contextual factor etc. they are always biased against some candidates while favouring others. They want people to read their wishes….they are full of manipulation! They are the most corrupt politicians!!!

4 years ago

Malawians have watched politicians plundering and looting from the fiscus without any consequences. It is now common knowledge, even amongst the youth, that if one wants to get rich very quickly then try your hand in politics. Malawi politics is so rotten that even votes are being brought for a price of a plate of msima. Unfortunately those who have the brains and would otherwise be effective political leaders, have decided to venture into business or are comfortable in the corporate world. They don’t want anything to do with gangsterism politics of Malawi. For those of us who are hoping… Read more »

G Sande
G Sande
4 years ago

We are tired of these traditional thieves. Let us try new people who are committed to the welfare of Malawi. I see in these small parties people who are using their meager resources to run their parties for the sake of keeping the ruling party in check. Zinthu zisinthe. Awa amulirawa anachokera ku UDF, omwewo anapita ku DPP, kenaka PP, pano DPP. Kodi olamulira ndo okhawa? Atibera kokwana.

4 years ago
Reply to  G Sande

Nothing gonna change in the political of Malawi because we have same people and same blood from the time of MCP.

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