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Peter Mutharika

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


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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)...


Mutharika’s narrow win

After a bitter though largely policy-free campaign in which the main candidates jockeyed for ethnically advantageous alliances while flinging accusations at each other the High Court finally awarded victory to President Peter Mutharika on 27 May (AC Vol 60 No 9 Campaign plumbs the depths)...


Campaign plumbs the depths

The result of the 21 May general election is now anybody's guess as President Peter Mutharika of the Democratic People's Party (DPP) and his main rival Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) go into the final weeks of campaigning with all guns blazing...


Fighting withdrawal

Former President Joyce Banda has withdrawn from the presidential race and she may have effectively taken President Peter Mutharika out of the contest too...


War of the running mates

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...

As Gertrude Maseko she was a DPP MP from 2009 until the 2014 election in which Peter Mutharika won the presidency when she lost her seat...


Mutharika’s uphill battle

President Peter Mutharika faces an uphill task to secure a second term in next May's elections as corruption scandals a deputy-gone-rogue and a former president and formidable opposition threaten to strangle his presidency...


Rationing corruption

Critics are calling on President Peter Mutharika to resign after a leaked report by Malawi's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) alleged that he benefited from millions of kwacha deposited in a Democratic Progressive Party account to which he is the sole signatory...


Banda flies home

She and President Peter Mutharika had traded accusations of conspiracy to murder and of massive corruption since she left in August 2014 but all was quiet between the two after she landed...


Banda’s Faustian pact

Facing myriad corruption charges from her time as head of state ex-President Joyce Banda has held out an olive branch to her bitter rival President Peter Mutharika from her self-imposed exile in the United States...


Mutharika's uncertain future

The electorate in the meantime has decided that President Peter Mutharika is no more deserving of their support than his deeply unpopular predecessor Joyce Banda or her own forerunner Bingu wa Mutharika the incumbent's late brother...


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