Survey shows DPP most corrupt and violent: MCP ‘capable of resolving’ national problems

Malawi’s Institute of Public Opinion Research (Ipor)  research reveals that  main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is “clearly ahead” of all political parties as party perceived as “best capable of resolving what most Malawians consider to be the most important national problem – food shortage.”

Chakwera: His MCP identified as the most capable of resolving the country’s national problems

The survey, dated October 2018 had a national representative final sample of 1 350 of eligible voters and was carried out between August and September this year to assess the political environment in Malawi ahead of the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections and give an understanding of the political and economic environment of the country.

It was led by University of Malawi professors Blessings Chinsinga, Boniface Dulani, Joseph Chunga and Mwayi Masumbu with support from Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD).

The social and political scientists who conducted the research said MCP is followed by the newly formed UTM and its leader Vice President Saulos Chilima and then the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in that order, the survey firm says.

MCP spokesman Reverend Maurice Munthali said it was not surprising that the Lazarus Chakwera led party was identified as the most capable of resolving the country’s national problems.

Ipor said in its findings that interviewees were asked which political party they think is most involved in corruption.

“Over a third of respondents said they didn’t know. For those who were able to mention slightly under half of Malawians (44%) pointed at the DPP as the most corrupt political party, which was more than 4 times the next in line (PP).

“MCP and UTM were regarded as corrupt by the least number of participants as shown in figure 14,” reads the report.

The survey report also shows that DPP is yet again cited by nearly one third of Malawians as the “most violent political party” in the land. In second place is the MCP (18%) while PP, UTM and Aford are considered as the least violent parties.

DPP spokesman Nicholous Dausi said the party would take the negative findings to heart.

“We will take this report as valuable advice. It gives us hope that if we work harder we will win,” Dausi said.

The survey firm said the most outstanding observation is that elected leaders are less trusted than religious and traditional leaders

Ipor said the implication is that the country is almost certain of having a government led by a president whom Malawians do not trust.

“This threatens the much needed trust for legitimacy of the next regime. On the other hand, it reflects on how badly political leaders have been performing against expectations of the electorate. Evidently, there is a strong call for politicians to work on restoring people’s trust to sustain their claim that they represent ordinary Malawians,” reads Ipor dispatch on the results.

Meanwhile, Professor Dulani who is also Afrobarometer Southern Africa Operations Manager has said the pan-African research network will not conduct an opinion poll for 2019 elections.

However, Ipor which is a credible firm is expected to survey voters to predict the results.

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mediaz

Why voting for DPP?Thieves,killers,liars etc,,,,,useless people kagwereni uko ndi chimtchona chanucho….MCP ndi boma come 2019

mtete
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mtete

Thanks Team for your findings. I suppose you had to do your work but, honestly, it did not require such an expensive survey to know the obvious. APP and his DPP are the most corrupt, nepotistic, plunderering, thieving and any thing evil in governance. This APM and his fellow matchona, together wit blind followers have done more than enough harm to the nation. They should go.

MAUNITS
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MAUNITS

Actually MCP is going in govt very proud and with sound Policies as Kamuzu did 1 KWACHA TO 1RAND

BigMan
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BigMan

Most corrupt, poor leadership and yet survey concludes they are in the lead. Says something about the survey and the participants.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

MCP will never rule again. Its leader is the most docile of all party presidents. People have sounded a warning that its primary elections are managed by very corrupt officials, but no action has been taken.

Amchona
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Amchona

This is your opinion bwana koma the masses as per research prefer MCP. And surely they will rule this country

BigMan
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BigMan

Which masses? 1300 participants?

Central
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Central

MCP doesn’t need your vote Patrick Phiri! Why? As per the research findings, things are already fine with MCP!

Maintain the morale MCP kuti Patrick Phiri ndi ambuya akewo adzakomoke ndithu!! Mwayesa survey ija mwapanga nokha ija…………………………………….!! This is credible one and no wonder Dausi sanaphuphephuphe!

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

The survey is totally wrong to suggest that MCP is capable of solving national problems when it is failing to solve its own party problems. How many times has its members gone to court for redress? Right now, issues relating to its primary elections remain unresolved. Its own members have indicated that party officials want to be bribed in order to manipulate primary elections in favour of those who are ready to offer bribes.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Opposition leaders & supporters should stop being naive. They can ignore these research findings at their own peril. This rather should be a wakeup call to change strategies while it’s not too late. This is even more important for especially the opposition in the North. Two realistic options if the North is to be relieved of DPP-led govt torture. The first is to form a single solid political bargaining block like the former AFORD or rally behind a political party that has realistic chances of winning than splitting votes on briefcase parties. Otherwise northerners should brace for even more tougher… Read more »

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

True. Perhaps the greatest loser in this whole scenario, at this juncture, is oChakwera. It is said people didn’t even know enough about him to form a political opinion or decision. Zoona zimenezo? May be ndi zoona since he sold out MCP to the Mias of The Lower Shire. And apparently, and so far, without measurable political gain. And all that at the expense of Speaker Msowoya! In a way, this is a load of oChakwera’s shoulders; and may be that is what the man of God wanted – a segue to return to the Church, where he really belongs.… Read more »

Chadzandiyani
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Chadzandiyani

Iwe KAWAWA.. Red baret started with MCP kalekale before UTM yakoyo wabadwa liti kodi? MCP ili ndi ma colors osiyanasiya awa pa ma T-Shirts awo, Red, White, and Green. Nde zomati ma Red Baret tabera inuyo shupit zanu. Inuyo nde mwakopera za MCP. Pangani google muone zomwe ife a MCP since mbuyomo takhala tikuvala mpakana lero. .

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

By most it means all parties are corrupt only that DDP is the governing Party as such their actions attract many people. The survey does not indicate sampling technique used so the findings cant be generalised. The researcher have not declared conflict of interest as such their opinions can influence the results. Therefore, this is person views of the researchers and not of Malawians.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

This is a just survey bwana,
How does conflict of interest come in? Bwinobwinotu kkk

Central
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Central

Conflict interest nso ya chani nanunso inu? Mwati mutiuze zomwe mumachita inu mukamapanga research tu!! Giving a mere summary to the press [media houses] and the general public doesn’t require those things amwene! Those details are always relevant when one is presenting the report to fellow scientists…………………!! These professionals were presenting the results to Malawians in general……………… where many of them have no interest in what you are asking for! If your interest is to know whether they used either Simple Random Sampling, or Stratified Sampling, or Cluster Sampling, or Systematic Sampling, or Multistage Sampling osangofunsa copy of the full… Read more »

Alhomwe tsankho
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Alhomwe tsankho

Wamuyankha bwino akuwoneka kuti aliibe info yokwanira mmutu mwake koma angolubwalubwa za sampling technique. The technique was their tool for gathering data and is not important to be part of the public report but if you need more information you can meet them and ask for that.

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