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Peter Mutharika

Date of Birth: 1940
Place of Birth: Thyolo, Nyasaland


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Stress test for the Tonse Alliance

The Tonse Alliance partners who wrested power from President Peter Mutharika's Democratic Progressive party so convincingly in June in are now in a fight that is putting at risk the four-month-old administration of President Lazarus Chakwera's Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and the United Transformation Movement (UTM) of Vice-President Saulos Chilima (AC Vol 61 No 18 A shaky start for the new broom)...

Elected Vice-President with President Peter Mutharika in 2014 he is now serving the last of his maximum two consecutive terms of office...

But Nankhumwa would first need to wrest control of the DPP from Peter Mutharika...


A shaky start for the new broom

At about 35% Chewa are the largest ethnic group in Malawi followed at 19% by the Lomwe which was the ethnic group of ex-President Peter Mutharika who lost to Chakwera in the presidential election...

Peter Mutharika has denied any connection to the affair...


Lazarus rising

While former President Peter Mutharika finally packed his bags and sought solace at an official government holiday residence on Lake Malawi newly elected President Lazarus Chakwera faces the same challenges that have foxed so many of his predecessors...

UTM Secretary-General Patricia Kaliati a veteran political warhorse who was in the cabinets of Bakili Muluzi Bingu wa Mutharika and Peter Mutharika is expecting to be appointed we hear (AC Vol 60 No 5 War of the running mates)...

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Narrow gaps

Malawi's rerun presidential election on 23 June went off relatively peacefully and early returns as Africa Confidential went to press indicate that President Peter Mutharika has lost the election...


Poll chaos looms

Ansah was the focus of the opposition's fury ever since she declared victory for President Peter Mutharika in the May 2019 election which was annulled by the Constitutional Court on 3 February (AC Vol 60 No 11 Mutharika's narrow win & Vol 61 No 3 Shock ruling resets poll)...


Poll in a plague year

The new presidential election mandated by the Constitutional Court in February was always going to be bad news for President Peter Mutharika especially with the new requirement that the winner take over half of the popular vote...


Shock ruling resets poll

It is a body blow to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) President Peter Mutharika who won the 21 May polls by 159 000 votes (AC Vol 60 No 11 Mutharika's narrow win)...


No let-up in post-election war

Lacking evidenceMost observers believe Chilima is hoping that the mass protests against President Peter Mutharika by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) would be enough to persuade the government to hold fresh elections...


Chaos helps Mutharika

Malawi's defeated oppositionists are taking different attitudes to May's disputed presidential polls and that appears to be playing into newly re-elected President Peter Mutharika's hands (AC Vol 60 No 11 Mutharika's narrow win)...


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