4 November 2016 Last updated at: 6:56 AM
By-elections triumph is a sign of things to come – MCP
The main opposition Malawi Congress Party has said their by-elections win is a sign of how things will be during the 2019 polls. MCP claimed three sits in the November 1 2016 by-elections with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) getting two sits.
The opposition party won in Mchinji West Constituency, Kaliyeka ward in Lilongwe and Bembeke ward in Dedza.
The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) came second in the three areas but won in Bunda Ward in Kasungu and Sadzi ward in Zomba.
Reacting to the win, vice General Secretary Eisenhower Mkaka said the party is happy with how the by-election went.
Mkaka said the most exciting thing is that they have managed to beat the ruling party and have won the Mchinji west constituency.
He said this demonstrates how things will be in the coming 2019 polls and he hopes their party will make it.
“This by-election was just a picture of how the coming polls will be because parties have spent a lot of money to come with these results.”
“We are also happy that we have managed to win in Kaliyeka ward which was for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party which demonstrates that we are currently more powerful than these other parties,” said Mkaka.
He further said they will still work hard to make sure that come 2019 their party should take over power from the DPP.