APM Awinanso-Says Economist Intelligence Unit For 5th Time

For fifth time in a row, the London-based think tank, the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU), has predicted yet again that the DPP and President Peter Mutharika will win again in the 2019 elections.

The EIU has made the prediction in its latest report dated June 6, 2018.

The June 2018 prediction is the fifth in a row by the globally renowned research body.

Here is a run down of its previous predictions.

JANUARY 2018

EIU predicted that President Peter Mutharika will win the 2019 election with landslide.

EIU cited:

–APM’s delivery of robust development,
–Continued growth in the economy
–Divisions in the Opposition

as the main reasons why Mutharika will win again.

The London-based think tank also predicted that Malawi’s economy will continue growing.

At that time inflation was at 7.1 percent.

MARCH 2017

EIU predicted that President Peter Mutharika will win the elections due in 2019.

EIU said Mutharika will stay in power:

— Because of robust delivery on his development programmes
— For keeping the country stable
— For restoring confidence in the economy battered by the Joyce Banda administration
— Bcause his rivals are too divided to mount an effective challenge.

At that time, the inflation rate was at 16.10 percent.

JULY 2016

EIU predicted that President Peter Mutharika will in in 2019 elections.

EIU said Mutharika will win because

–Chakwera has tampered with his party’s policy making body, the National Executive Committee,  resulting in deep divisions in the party

EIU said Mutharika would win partly because of the good management of the economy.

At that time, the inflation rate was 21.73 percent.

MARCH 2016

EIU predicted President Peter Mutharika to be re-elected in 2019 elections.

EIU said Mutharika will win:

–Because he offers soound strategy for national development.
–Because “despite vocal attacks on the government of President Mutharika”, APM’s closest challenger Chakwera “struggles to offer any viable policy alternative.”

EIU said Chakwera stood a chance only if Mutharika’s economic recovery process slips.

At that time, the inflation rate was 22. 1 percent

 

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