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Tonse tipped to learn from Zambia election

The Tonse Alliance administration is being advised to draw lessons from Zambia on reasons that have led to the ouster of the Edgar Lungu regime.
Hakainde Hichilema has scooped over 2.8 million votes against the incumbent Edgar Lungu’s 1.8 million votes in the last Thursday’s election.
It was Hichilema’s sixth attempt at winning the presidency.
This is similar to Malawi’s scenario in which the opposition coalition ousted the Democratic Progressive Party-DPP led government.
Political commentators stress on the need for the Tonse administration to fulfill its campaign promises to remain in power.
These include the creation of one million jobs in the first year, implementation of universal fertilizer and dealing with corruption.
However, the citizenry question the fulfillment of such promises as fertilizer prices have gone up as well as massive job losses due to Covid pandemic.
A University of Malawi political science lecturer Ernest Thindwa has  told Capital FM that unfulfilled promises deter retention of power.
Thindwa therefore cautions the Tonse administration against diverting from implementing its campaign promises.
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