The Running Mate Factor In The 2013 General Elections

Now, I find this really interesting. Looks like Mr. 8% can still be relevant in the post election Kenyan politics if he plays his cards right. Check this out:

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On the political front, the survey showed that there could be no presidential run off as the race crystallizes into a two horse race between Prime Minister Raila Odinga and his deputy Uhuru Kenyatta.

Voters expect the other presidential candidates to coalesce around these two front runners.

“The choice of running mates will be the game changer. The other candidates will only have to coalesce around the top two contenders to form a two horse race scenario,” Ms Ambitho said.

According to the polls, a Raila / Kalonzo ticket will beat an alliance of Uhuru / Ruto 52 – 48 per cent.

A Raila / Kalonzo ticket will also beat a Eugene Wamalwa / Charity Ngilu ticket 67-33 per cent in case Mr Kenyatta and Ruto are barred from running.

Ms Ambitho said the decision to pair the candidates as such was informed by on-going talks of alliances between the leading aspirants in forming pre-poll coalitions.

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