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Vol 60 No 5

Published 8th March 2019


War of the running mates

Politicians and parties are in a frenzy of alliance-hunting and opportunity-seeking as the general election looms

President Peter Mutharika has snubbed his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) political gurus and picked a political novice, Everton Chimulirenji, as his running mate for the vice-presidency. The decision has thrown the race wide open and, most pundits believe, made the Malawi Congress Party's (MCP) Lazarus Chakwera favourite to win the localism and tribalism-infested race.

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