DPP pressured ahead of Malawi’s 2019 polls

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We are counting down to the much awaited 2019 elections and a political analyst has argued that with a recent opinion poll naming opposition Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) as the probable winner in the elections, pressure is on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Months ago, the Afrobarometer in its survey placed the MCP as the party that will lead in the 2019 elections.

Political commentator Wonderful Mkhutche told Malawi24 in an interview on Friday that the survey has not just placed the ruling DPP under pressure, but has also left it on the ground to make sure it works hard to deliver on its manifesto promises.

The DPP has overtime said the surveys matter less and that it is focused to win the next elections.

At the moment, there have been key defections from political parties including the Alliance for Democracy (Aford).

Wonderful Mkhutche

Mkhutche: MCP will give DPP a good challenge.

Mkhutche believes for a credible survey like Afrobarometer to put MCP in the lead two years before elections shows that the opposition party will give DPP a good challenge.

“The opposition, especially MCP, is more organized than it has ever been. There have been notable defections to MCP and that has helped a lot in re-branding the party. Again, this has repositioned the party for the campaign period,” he said.

But the analyst added that there is need for stakeholders to see to it that the elections are free and fair so that the results are trusted and that the country’s democracy is strong.

There were over 11 political parties that competed in the 2014 elections in Malawi and currently the country has over 50 registered political parties.

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  1. wa Nyerere ndi wa nyerere basi ngakhale iluze sangatuluke kupita ku Nyasa ,South is for DPP ngakhale itaba chimanga , fodya akwera DPP basi MCP? ah kaya ndiye Ambuye alowereretu apo bii ah zokayikisa

  2. Bushiri nde ndi onse chabe panopo or ine ndinkadana naye koma zafikapa nde ndli pambuyo pake kuti alamulire dzikoli zonse ndi mbava zili munozi zizingofuna ziziyika mmatumba mwawo

  3. My view is DPP izawinaso ma elections take it or not amene amavotera sianthu amatukutuku ayi koma anthu amene amayang,ana zabwino zomwe chipani chapanga not ongoona zolakwika zokha ayi.poti Iwo amaziwa kuti no one can score 100%in all the subjects pamene inu a MCP you just minor errors and start opening your stinking mouth yet you don’t even vote muzachita manyazi everyone believes (moyo nkudya)DPP have managed to curb what so called njala now everytoilet is almost full coz of availability of food .Muziona mbali zose mukafuna kuweruza.

  4. Nanga Bushiri wafika ngati wina athawa Bushiri nde sangalore kuberedwa azachita chilichonse chotheka kuti mavoti asaberedwe azapereka dollar palipinse

  5. To those who never saw what MCP was doing when it was in GVT can’t talk any better of MCP. But those who were can ably talk how easy life was during those days. People in villages were enjoying life coz of the policies that MCP was implementing. Believe you me, when MCP will get in gvt, it shall never come out again. It will be like we are in Ruanda. Mark my word!!!!!!!

  6. MCP kuwina chisankho??Kkkkkkk awa ndiye maloto achumba omalota akuyamwitsa mwana…Palibe ndipo sizingatheke MCP kutenga boma m’dziko muno komanso ngati DPP inachotsa PP m’boma komanso JB mpaka kulira mayo koto! ati am’bera mavoti ndiye 2019 woberedwa muchuluka zedi..APM 2019 bomaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!

    • Hahaha,koma iweyo?kodi mayi adalira paja? kkkk ndiye paja adapempha kuti anthu avotenso koma iye sayima nawo,ine ndinadabwa ndati watanthauzanji mayiyi potelo.Koma ndinakumbuka mwambi wina uja woti wayipisa pa mseu walinga mbalume,eee kapanda m’chokelo adakodzela moto wa wana hahaha.Ndangodutsa mnkhwani simdatchole,wena ndakupondani pa bala pepani kumakhululuka,uyo alakwa ndi munthu.

  7. The 50+1 to determine the winer of the 2019 elections will put the DPP in the grave yard.
    With Mia commanding the lower shire and Msowoya the Northern Region MCP yaphula game.
    Rigging or hacking votes the DPP will still be buried in machinga, Zomba and Mangochi the PP strong hold for holding Joice Banda at ransom.
    Mulanje is dead.
    No Chaponda?

  8. We r in last days nobody perfect wil com en rule or change tings to meet our needs….malemba akungokwanilitsidwa apa bas…lets just prepare ourselves fo heavenly gvt bas

  9. Mwangodana/Mwangopsa nayo DPP chifukwa chipanichi chili ndi mbiri yodabwitsa yomwe zipani zinazi ziribe..eg. 1st blood brothers to become State Presidents by ballot, kuchoka m’boma 2012 ndikudzabwelelanso m’boma 2014, chipani chosutsa choyamba kugwetsa chipani cholamula.. (PP) DPP chitukuko ndiye kutapa pursue (The list is endless) Ndibwelezenso lero.. MCP singawine 2019..! Zikomo

    • iwe chisilu kwambiri,,galu wakumudzi,,gwape wachabechabe,,dpp yapangapo chani cha nzelu?kodi ndi chamba kapena kutembeleledwa?ndiye kuti sukuwona kuti anthu akudzuzika ndi mbava zili mu bomazi?ndi iwe wemwe ukuzuzika koma ulibe maso?mbuli!

  10. DPP inalanda boma mwa upanda kuchokera ku UDF don’t forget the past you shall regret the future. Others are just new in politics that’s why they going anywhere were the wind is blowing to.

  11. Dpp i choke basi coz yalemphera kulamurila en skuganizira alimi pankhan yogula chmanga pa k50 /kg haaaa! naa pokhapa achoke bac ,fertilzer tkugula moDula!

  12. The Fact Is That Malawi Cannot Vote Again 4 Govt Which Has Been A Failure Snce 2004.Dpp Winning In 2014 Was A Maladjustment Of Malawians From North Who Opted To Vote 4 Pp Instead Of Mcp.I See No Point Of A Northerner Repeating Ths Mistake.Come 2019 North&central Votes Are 4 Mcp!

  13. I dont see mcp wining election in 2019…that analyst i hope missed a point, its not only Dpp which on pressure…mcp is on pressure too…zitukwanizanani koma muziwe ichi: chakwera sadzalamulira malawi

  14. Its too early to start urguing who is going to win 2019 polls.Bt to me all civil servants shall neva vote 4 DPP.Why?Low salaries but punitive taxes.I personally I urge my fellow northerners to vote wisely.

  15. 2019 its tym 2change leadership here in malawi 4rom dpp 2mcp whether u like or not:if mcp z going 2lose again i shall resine voting in all dayz of my lyf

  16. I think i agree that we are going to have stiff competition in 2019,i like it. It’s always disgusting when ekection results are predictable. Opposition parties plz be organised;we need a real competition. By the way,mr writer, who is this political analyst. When qouting someon plz establish his authority in the concerned field otherwise just calling him political commentator, it’s not enough to give ur article authenticity. If indeed he is just that, then qoute pple with undesputable authority in the field of politics. If he is an authority, then plz describe him for the article to carry weight.

  17. Mia wagwedeza zinthu kkkk a biggy akati atenga Atupele monga running mate, nkuzabwera kagulu kena amvekere “ukatenga ameneyo, tikuchokamo mu kachipani kakoka”. Kkkkkkk RED CARD kuti phwa!

  18. Chakwera amunamiza azakeo kuti adzawina,Ife munthu otuzuka ngati nkodzo wa mmawa ayi! kumangowona zoipa za azako tidziti iwe nde munthu ife ayi! kumatiso Dpp zina yakoza koma iweyo nde ndi sweat talk yakoyo out! sitikufuna kuona magazi mbomamu ife, useka?

  19. I think this confidence is too much.These assertions will make the opposition not to accept the results in 2019 perhaps they lose.Let’s put everything in the hands of God and stop judging on the basis of our own perceptions

  20. Whether u like it or nt w r in de last days! If u think Chakwera,Mutharika,JB,Chihana,Uladi Kamlepo etc will bail us out of de problems w r in den u r cheating uaselves & u may end up dying of cardiac arrest! De Bible said no man’s regime shall satisfy de needs of everyone in de last days.Let us just repent coz Jesus repent coz Jesus z coming shortly. Kulimbana ndi ndale za pa Malawi its just a waste of time! Onsewa ndi amodzi angosiyana mawanga.

    • Chakwera won’t change anything cos foe change to happen we all need to be a change we want to see not by voting someone in power, and I dont see Mcp ruling this country, not anytime soon

    • Bro Yamikani I dont like castigating wt pple in any way round! Dats ma opinion & if u think w r nt living in de last days dont u c o dese strange things happening?

    • Typical of a hypocrite….why even comment in the first place. Because of extreamists like u thats why we dont develop. GET OUT EMMANUEL KAMBALAME.

    • Wa mboni uyu. Savota ndipo sanavotepo. Even ku America kumene kuli zipani ziwiri zeni zeni amasintha atsogoleri. Munthu wina aliyense anabadwa mosiyana, ndi chifukwa chake on performance ground malemu Bingu was a better leader than alipowa. No ife we will vote bcoz we want change.

    • Kodi mulunguyo ndiwanu yekha? born bastard ,maiko onse akulemerawa zamulunguzo sazidziwa? Ndipo ine zimandivetsa chisoni kubadwira dziko la anthu oganiza ngati nkhumba.inu maiko ngati China, India ,Nepal ,Korea ,Japan, Thailand ,Malaysia ndi maiko ambiri sapembedza mulungu amene mukunenau koma bwanji ndiolemera? Ndi chifukwa dziko la malawi linadzadzana ndi ma pastors. afake , malo mogwirana manja ndikutukula dziko muli busy kukamba zamasiku otsiriza? Rwanda yatukuka ife tikuona ndi maso, basi ngati muli ndiumphawi simungalimbikile popeza muli ndikuchita bwino chifukwa muli M’masiku otsiriza? Zoti chikhiristu chinabwera ndi azungu simudziwa mpaka pano?zoti Chisilamu chinabweranso ndi aluya (Arabs) simudziwanso….basi tiyeni tiwaleka akubawa chifukwa tili Mmasiku otsiriza, zoona?

  21. God is the one who endorse leaders of every nation, so why are we busy choosing them by their parties ourselves. lets just vote wisely 2 years in the near future

  22. Inu mwaba kwakwana lolani 2019 anzanu adzabeso chifukwa ponena zoona palibe amene adzakhale osaba,tikakumbuka bwino atsogoleri ammbuyomu aliyense potuluka amati ndapeza mmboma mulibe ndalama kutanthauza kuti otulukayo waba..ndipo tiiwale kuti tingadzapeze boma losaba,ndi boma lakumwamba lokha lomwe lili ndikuthekera kotero limene lidzadza ndi yehova dziko loyipali litapita..

  23. It’s a wake up call for government and DPP party since you failing to give proper and fairly wages that we both survive and have a better living.

  24. Muli busy kuchemelela zipani zokuba,koma mcp,ayiii koma ddp,wina ayii koma Pp,mukunama koma Udf,Amalawi umphawi umakusangalatsani,Muzanva nkhwangwa ili mmutu,izi mukusapotazi sizingakupindulileni,kkkk

  25. There shall never be any opinion poll that I will trust authentically. If an opinion poll says MCP will win 2019 elections, what does that mean to somebody who is well placed in political arena? Is MCP going to win number of M.Ps as has been the case in all the previous elections, or MCP president Chakwera is going to win as state president? Malawian laws on elections are totally different from that of South Africa. In SA the party that amasses a biggest number of M.Ps, its president becomes state president. In Malawi its a different animal altogether. Since 1994 save for 2004 where Bingu had a landslide and a majority of M.Ps in parliament, we have had the state president from the minority group. Because of central region which is unshakable towards MCP, the party shall be perpetually in its own world. MCP will still have many M.Ps. MCP will fail miserably in the south and north. That impetus will give APM and DPP an upper hand to form govt. It is not prudent to say MCP will win in 2019 elections. It’ll win what? State presidency or number of M.Ps? And we shouldn’t forget that other people are yet to show up with good ideologies and the electorates will have a good choice to sample out. The question of DPP and MCP in this regard shall be measured in due course.

    • The same opinion poll said DPP will win in 2014, lero yayipa? No DPP is doing nothing on the ground, since 2014 we can not point at anything. And today kusiyana ndi mbuyomu, amalawi tapenya.

    • North will vote for M. C.P baba, don’t cheat yourself.. We are not about the past we are talking 2019, now stop dreaming come to the real world…#gerardZungu

    • Assah, believe me independents M.Ps will still be many in the north. But APM will get a good chunch. In the process drama will happen in MCP camp of the north that will create a rift difficult to bridge. MCP isn’t Strong enough to convince the people this had been seen in some by elections right on the nose of RM.

    • Akaliba penapake nzeru zimakusowani,komaso kuganiza kumakuvutani,zoona mungamawinitse mcp pakamwa.yembekezani 2019 ndipamene muzanene opambana.

  26. Kkkk! Masiku athera ku chitseko, ukatambatamba uziyang’ana ku mmawa kkkk! Wina nthawi ikumuchepera, MCP woyeee! First year idzakhala yobwezeletsa ndalama zobedwa kenako a Malawi tidzamwa yoghurt