Too early to predict 2019 elections outcome – Analyst

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A political analyst has said it is too early to predict the winner of the 2019 presidential elections.

The analyst Wonderful Mkhutche was reacting to a report by UK based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) which has tipped President Peter Mutharika and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to win the elections over main contender Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

According to Mkhutche, 2019 is very far and a lot of events can happen in Malawi politics.

Mkhutche

Mkhutche

“The elections are over a year from now. A lot may happen that will change the direction of politics and who will assume power.” Mkhutche told Malawi24.

Mkhutche also advised the DPP not relax based on the findings.

“Not taking anything away from the ruling DPP, but the party should not find political comfort in what EIU has established.

“There is more to Malawi politics than surveys and it needs to concentrate on that. It is in government and is even stronger to be granted another mandate. But it should concentrate on the voters, first and foremost,” Mkhutche told Malawi24.

According to the EIU report, Mutharika’s popularity in the populous Southern Region will see him getting re-elected regardless of whether the electoral system used in the polls is the current one or the 50+1 percent system.

“Amending the electoral process so that the presidential candidates have to win an absolute majority may happen, but even if it does, we still expect Mr Mutharika, who has announced his intentions to stand for re-election, to win,” says the report.

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  1. its not amatter of predicting, we always know who wins elections in malawi and we know who always loose, mwaiwala inuyo? hahahahahahahahaha #ganyu chani?

  2. mimba zao ameneo.nde adzizavotera kape ngat ameneu bwanj?mot anthu anueke sakudziwa mmene iwo akudutsa.sikut akalosera nde adzawina no! maganizo anu ameneo wait 4 the main exprience!

  3. The blind will elect the blind leader. This is the time you need to pray for wisdom not just making stupid noise which will take you to valley of death. All the best.

  4. misala yomwe mwayamvayi! inu muli achipani eti? ngati mumabela limozi chuma cha boma muzawina koma ndimaloto kapena malunga ongozintchinjiza koma mukuziwa kuti mulibe mphamvu ndikuwononga kwanuko. ngati amkutumani mukawawuze kuti anthu akana kumva zamukhuto wokubawu! malawi 24.com ndinu achisilu nsakunyengeleleni iyaaaaa mukuwona ndibwino mumene rikuvutikilamu? kungopanga zithu zopostar zaziiii zosokoneza miti yawantu opusa inu ana anjokaaaaa

  5. Mbuziiii! Inu nomwe mwaika status mukut muthalika adzawina malinga ndi kafukufuku… I even don’t know kut who has done the so called kafukufuku…

  6. Wen the afro barometer did the same last year no political analyst came to say its too early to predict hahaha…malawi anaola kale kale…a good analyst has no side and i dont think we hv one in malawi

  7. KOMA ALIYESE ANGOT MCP IWINA ASA MALOZA MUKUNAMA VOT YANU SINGAGWETSE MUTHALIKA VUTO NDILOT AMALAWI STIMAYAMIKA NDITHU KODI OLO ATABWERA CHAKWERA PALIBE AMENE AZAKOZE ZITHU KUKHALA TAYALE AWA NDIMATSIKU OSIRIZA BAS NOKHA MUZIWA OSADANA NDITSOGOLERI

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