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Vol 55 No 12

Published 13th June 2014


Malawi

Mutharika, the sequel

Many fear that Peter Mutharika will revert to his brother’s divisive policies but he is under pressure to be more conciliatory

All eyes have turned to President Arthur Peter Mutharika's plans, policies and appointments now that the turbulent post-election period is over. As the dust settles, few doubt that the result was fair, although some storm clouds lie ahead. At his inauguration on 2 June, from which former President Joyce Banda was conspicuously absent, Mutharika promised to get to the bottom of the Cashgate affair. That could involve action against her. However, his nominee for Finance Minister and his background in constitutional law point to a moderate government.

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