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Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera

Date of Birth: 5 April 1955


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Chakwera loses his lustre

As befits a devout evangelist and former pastor President Lazarus Chakwera promised to lead Malawians 'to Canaan' after winning last year's dramatic election a re-run of the previous poll cancelled by judges over fraud by ex-President Peter Mutharika's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP – AC Vol 61 No 18 shaky start for the new broom)...


By-election bust-up

President Lazarus Chakwera's Malawi Congress Party won a narrow victory over its coalition partner the United Transformation Movement in the bitterly contested Karonga Central by-election on 10 November...


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)...

' The Tony Blair Institute told Africa Confidential it 'is in early stage discussions to scope support it might provide in future to the Government of President Lazarus Chakwera'...


A big tent for Moi's children

Both the sinecures and concrete political benefits have arrived: the appointment of KANU's Samuel Poghisio as Senate Majority Leader; various state appointments and more ostentatiously Gideon Moi's assignment to represent President Kenyatta at new Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera's inauguration...


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...

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Narrow gaps

Mutharika was opposed by the Tonse Alliance with the Malawi Congress Party's Lazarus Chakwera leading the ticket and the United Transformation Movement's Saulosi Chilima standing for vice-president...


Poll chaos looms

The MCP's Lazarus Chakwera is criss-crossing the country with Chilima who left Mutharika's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to form his own party the United Transformation Movement (UTM) but cannot constitutionally be removed from the vice-presidency by Mutharika...


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