Joyce-Banda 

By Arnold Mnelemba

 

A survey conducted by a renowned professor Steve Leonard Mwale has revealed that the opposition People’s Party (PP) stand more chances to win the forthcoming 2019 tripartite polls.

 

According to the findings, PP is rated highly amongst people in remote areas and that most Malawians now believe that the party’s leader Dr. Joyce Banda did well during her  two year term from 2012 to 2014.

 

Key amongst the reasons include the ability to fix the economy, provision of reliable electricity during her reign of office, good policies favouring the poor, uplifting of welfare for police officers, nurses, teachers and chiefs as well as good and reasonable selling prices for farm produce.

 

The survey conducted within a space of a month, show that People’s party is more strong in the lower shire, part of southern region, eastern region, part of central region and the north.

 

The results favours the party on average by a margin of slightly over 40 percent as compared to the rest of other political parties that include the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Malawi Congress (MCP) and indeed the new kid on the block, United Transformation Movement (UTM).

 

The survey also indicated that UDF has lost people’s trust to PP especially in the East where the party used to be strong.

 

The survey puts the opposition MCP on second position, the ruling DPP on third position while UTM is pegged at 4th position.

 

According to latest Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) statistics over 6 million people are confirmed registered voters with registering about 13.59%, northern region, 42.55% central region and 43.85% southern region.

 

The findings by professor Mwale are as follows district by district.

 

Nsanje

PP 32%

MCP 29%….

DPP13%….

Utm 26%……

 

Chikwawa

PP 36%

MCP 33% …..

DPP 15%

Utm 16%…..

 

Mwanza

PP 35%

MCP 23% …

DPP 27%…..

Utm 15% ….

 

Neno

PP 26%

MCP 19%…..

DPP 31% ……

Utm 24%…….

 

Phalombe

PP 16

MCP 5%….

DPP 74%…..

Utm 5%…..

 

Chiladzulu

MCP 10%……

DPP 63%…..

PP 12%

Utm 14 %……

 

Mulanje

MCP 6%……

PP 24

DPP 40%……

Utm 30%……

 

Thyolo

MCP 11%…….

DPP 65%….

PP 14

Utm 10%……

 

Blantyre

MCP 25%….

PP 23%

DPP 37%…..

Utm 15%……

 

Zomba

MCP 20% ……

DPP 19%……

PP 51%

Utm 10%…..

 

Mangochi

MCP 4%……

PP 56%

DPP 11%…..

Utm  29%…..

 

Machinga

MCP 10 %……

DPP 19 %…..

UTM 27%……

PP    47%….

 

Balaka

MCP 15%….

DPP  30%…..

UTM  20%……

PP     35%….

 

Ntcheu

MCP 28%……

DPP 2%……

UTM 38%……

PP    32%…

 

Dedza

MCP 50%…..

DPP  4%…….

UTM  19%…….

PP    27%……

 

Lilongwe

MCP 40%……

DPP 5%……

UTM 20%…..

PP    35%…..

 

Salima

MCP 45%……

DPP  7%……

UTM 13%……

PP     35%……

 

Nkhotakota

MCP 33%……

DPP 16%……..

UTM 23%……

PP    28%…..

 

Ntchisi

MCP 50%…..

DPP 1%…..

UTM 1%……

PP    48%….

 

Dowa

MCP 66%……

DPP 1%……

Utm 1%……

PP    32%….

 

Mchinji

MCP 60%…….

DPP  4%……

Utm  6%……

PP    30%…

 

Kasungu

MCP 51%……

DPP 1%…..

Utm 1%…..

PP    47%….

 

Mzimba

MCP 30%…..

DPP  13%……

Utm  20%……

PP    37%….

 

Nkhatabay

MCP 30%….

DPP  11%…..

Utm  20%…….

PP    39%…..

 

Rumphi

MCP 23%…

DPP 11% ……

Utm 29%……

PP   37%….

 

Karonga

MCP 21%……

DPP 23%……

Utm 19%……

PP    37%…

 

Chitipa

 

MCP 18%……

DPP  27%…..

Utm  25%…….

PP     30%……

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