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Vol 59 No 24

Published 7th December 2018


Malawi

Mutharika’s uphill battle

An unpopular president faces stiff challenges on all fronts as he seeks to build an election-winning alliance

President Peter Mutharika faces an uphill task to secure a second term in next May's elections as corruption scandals, a deputy-gone-rogue, and a former president and formidable opposition threaten to strangle his presidency. All the parties are scrabbling for position and exploring potential alliances with each other.

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