1. Bingu Wa Mutharika is the current President, he is therefore going into the election period with the needed momentum.
2. Bingu Wa Mutharika has control over the Malawi Media (Malawi Broadcasting Corporation(MBC), TV Malawi)
3. Bingu Wa Mutharika is considered by the West as the saviour of
4. Bakili Muluzi’s and UDF’s close allies have defected to Mutharika’s political party’s Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). These include Lilian Patel and Patricia Kaliati
5. The other opposition party Leaders apart from Bakili Muluzi do not pose any threats to Bingu Wa Mutharika's reelection bid.
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