Politics and Society
Malawi elections too close to call: survey
As presidential candidates enter the last leg of campaigns for Malawi’s top job, a survey has revealed that the election outcomes are too close to predict at this stage, Nyasa Times reported
A survey report released by Afribarometer on Friday said that from data gathered on public attitudes towards democracy and governance in Malawi, the elections remain “too close to call”.
Among the questions asked in the face-to-face interviews was, “If presidential elections were held tomorrow, which party’s candidate would you vote for?”
But among the 12 candidates vying for presidency, 4 currently stand out. They are Joyce Banda, current President of Malawi, People’s Party (PP), Peter Mutharika, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Atupele Muluzi, United Democratic Front (UDF), Lazarus Chakwera, Malawi Congress Party (MCP)
According to Afrobarometer, of the 2,400 people interviewed the opposition, DPP, appears to have a slight edge.
Source: Nyasa Times, Afrobarometer