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Road to 2025: Exposing President Chakwera’s failures

By Twink Jones Gadama

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-President Lazarus Chakwera’s term as the leader of Malawi has been marked by high expectations for change and reform.

However, as the 2025 tripartite elections in Malawi approach, a comprehensive analysis of the potential challenges President Chakwera might face provides insight into the reasons why his re-election bid may falter.

This essay delves into several valid reasons that question Chakwera’s chances in the upcoming elections.

Slow Pace of Promised Reforms

One of the key factors impacting Chakwera’s potential failure in the 2025 elections is the slow pace of implementing the promised reforms.

During his campaign in 2020, Chakwera pledged to tackle corruption, improve the economy, and strengthen democratic institutions.

However, if these reforms do not yield substantial results by 2025, voters might lose faith in his ability to deliver on his promises, thereby hindering his chances of re-election.

Economic Challenges

Another significant issue that might affect President Chakwera’s re-election prospects is the state of the country’s economy.

Malawi has been grappling with economic hardships, including high inflation rates and unemployment.

If Chakwera’s administration fails to effectively address these challenges and stimulate economic growth, the populace may perceive him as ineffective, leading to a potential loss in the 2025 elections.

Failure to Uplift Living Standards

Improving the living conditions of the people was a crucial aspect of Chakwera’s electoral promises. However, if his administration fails to bring about tangible improvements in healthcare, education, infrastructure, and other social welfare sectors, it would be detrimental to his chances of re-election.

Malawian citizens desire meaningful change, and failure to deliver might result in disappointment and decreased electoral support.

Political Infighting and Coalition Challenges

The political environment in Malawi poses challenges for Chakwera’s re-election bid. His government relies on a coalition formed with Vice President Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement (UTM) party.

Managing the interests, differences, and expectations within this coalition could be challenging, potentially leading to internal conflicts that undermine Chakwera’s credibility and support base.

Losing Popularity Among Critical Voting Blocs

During the 2020 elections, President Chakwera received significant support from the youth and women voters who were seeking change and reform.

However, if Chakwera’s administration fails to prioritize their demands and address their grievances over the intervening years, his popularity among these crucial voting blocs could wane. A loss of support from these groups would significantly hinder his chances for re-election in 2025.

Re-emergence of Opposition Parties

Malawi has a history of vibrant politics, with opposition parties playing a crucial role in shaping the electoral landscape.

If opposition parties manage to present viable candidates with compelling policy proposals and a clear vision for Malawi’s future, President Chakwera might face stiff competition.

The re-emergence of opposition parties could dilute Chakwera’s support and reduce his chances of securing a second term as president.


While it is important to recognize that the 2025 tripartite elections in Malawi aren’t far away, an analysis of President Lazarus Chakwera’s potential challenges presents valid reasons that may contribute to his failure to secure re-election.

These include slow progress in implementing promised reforms, economic challenges, failure to uplift living standards, political infighting, losing support from critical voting blocs, and competition from re-emerging opposition parties.

It remains essential for Chakwera’s administration to address these concerns proactively and effectively to secure his re-election bid in 2025.

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