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The President is at loggerheads with her deputy just as she tries to strengthen her party in Parliament

President Joyce Banda wants to build a parliamentary majority from defectors from the Democratic People’s Party to her own People’s Party. She founded the PP after the late President Bingu wa Mutharika expelled her from the DPP. Now she wants some former colleagues back. Members of parliament must face by-elections if they switch party but the relevant clause has been suspended by legal action. In the midst of this, Banda appears to be undermining her Vice-President, Khumbo Kachali.

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Joyce Banda, Bingu wa Mutharika, Khumbo Kachali, Ephraim Chibvunde, Hophmally Makande, Lawrence Mpofu, Harry Mkandawire, Malani Ntonga, John Tembo, Section 65, Peter Mutharika, Henry Chimunthu Banda, Ackim Mwanza, Ralph Kasambara, Atupele Muluzi, Bakili Muluzi, Henry Chuma, Africa Confidential, kraal

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