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Vol 54 No 21

Published 18th October 2013


Malawi

Banda's fortunes turn

The President is reaping political benefit from an improving economy but stands accused of planning underhand ways of winning the 2014 polls

The political fortunes of President Joyce Banda have seen an unexpected turnaround. A win in the May 2014 parliamentary, presidential and local elections had looked highly unlikely but now the President is reaping the political benefits of a strengthening economy while a divided opposition is facing myriad problems. Banda's enemies, however, claim that she intends to ensure electoral success by using underhand tactics. She denies the charges.

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