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Vol 45 No 23

Published 19th November 2004


Malawi

Government versus party

Reformers reject Muluzi's legacy but the ruling party fights back

When Bingu wa Mutharika won the presidential election in May 2004, nobody expected much change from the previous ten years of Bakili Muluzi's presidency. One United Democratic Front president was replaced by another, his friend and protégé. Although eroded by defeats in May's general elections, the UDF remained the dominant party and Muluzi kept much of his power, in both politics and business (AC Vol 45 No 12).

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