UDF, DPP in ‘governing pact’ not a coalition –expert

University of Malawi political analyst Dr Henry Chingaipe has said Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and w United Democratic Front (UDF are in a ‘governing pact’ not a coalition and has called the affair ‘cosy’.

Atupele greets  DPP supporters

Atupele greets DPP supporters

Leader of the House Francis Kasaila confirmed the working relationship of DPP and UDF calling it a coalition.

But Chingaipe called the affair as an arrangement between the elected political elites of the parties.

“As such, I find it difficult to call it a coalition as not all members are involved nor were all concerned consulted; hence making it a secret ‘coalition’,” said Chingaipe in an interview published in The Nation newspaper.

Chingaipe said it was expected that UDF would be in a closer relationship with DPP after UDF President Atupele Muluzi was appointed into Cabinet.

The political analysts pointed out that DPP did not need UDF to govern after they won the election.

“If the current arrangement fell apart, the government would still function as if nothing ever happened. With coalitions, the scenarios would be very different. The UDF/DPP arrangement is simply some kind of a ‘a political pact’ that began with agreements at personal level and over time, following the drift of patrimonial politics that characterise our political leaders, extended to their political parties,” said Chingaipe.

There has been widespread speculation on President Peter Mutharika and Atupele Muluzi’s working political relationship of late.

Chingaipe also noted that Muluzi and Mutharika are “repositioning themselves for the future.”

He pointed out that “this may affect or shape the incentive structures of their parties differently, for good or worse. Only time will tell. For now, all I can say is the world is watching; and watching closely.”

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kadya kapita

Simple people discuss people, middle people discuss events & big people discuss issues


UDF inatha kalekale ngati makatani a ka resthouse ka ku Ntaja. Atupele knows the party cannot survive on its own so he decided to seek refuge in Peter’s pants. I hope he will not resurrect in 2019 and start asking people to vote ukitiukiti. Only the stupid minded will listen to this baby. Once a baby always a baby, seeking refuge from agogo Peter.

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Amwene inu nokha ndiye machende anu basi.

Manyonyo Dipa

We hv to wait nd see what ll’ happen in future.

Abiti Mtila

The advantage of federalism is that you get funds from your own resources. Now if The South becomes decentralized, it will benefit from taxes from its numbers. Atumbuka inu khaya ndi ku tchire kwanuko ndalama mukazitenga kuti. DPP and UDF are one only that Bingu and Bakili were not in good books. That can not continue because Peter is a different Person and has his own leadership style. United we will all stand divided we will fall! Tinaonera AFFORD!

exodus chenembu

lets wait and see .only time will tell

The Truthful One from the West
The Truthful One from the West
UDF is a spent force. It is good it has been swallowed by DPP. Atupele is as greedy as his father and his head is empty. He cannot contribute anything to Malawi. Even in government he is not a force to reckon with. As for DPP Malawians with some knowledge by now know that Peter Mutharika with his DPP will not transform Malawi. The building of the so called Community Colleges and ill-defined cement and iron sheets subsidy program will not create long lasting jobs. What creates long lasting jobs is the economy. What do you do for an economy… Read more »
osita osadebe

Mukhalira yomweyo yongonyoza anzanu amakobili inu mmalo moti mukhale pansi mulingalire zothesa umphawi wanu ayi. Koma muli buzy kutukwana anthu osalakwa. Mbudzi zanthu chonsecho mulibe kalikonse. Alada lada de go wamnya wanyahu miyari ogurubwado ogurubwadaha. Iprikwa prikwa. Mind ur own bzns. Nw u thnk ur fucken mutharika cn make u ritch 4 get it. Find smethng to 2 help ur fucken family. Izinja lezi. Fuck u asow!!!!



Quota system

One party will swallow the other . Tcheya used to say “Kupinyolitsa chipani” Zonsenzi kuli kuwopa federalism


Birds of the same feathers flock together

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