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Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera

Date of Birth: 5 April 1955


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Banda flies home

Some pundits believe a deal between Banda and the MCP's Lazarus Chakwera is a possibility, either in the shape of an electoral pact or with Banda standing on Chakwera's ticket for the vice-presidency...


Banda’s Faustian pact

In his scramble to weaken his main challenger, Lazarus Chakwera, leader of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Mutharika is going flat out to recruit leaders of other parties opposed to his governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)...


Mutharika's uncertain future

In the meantime, the leader of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Lazarus Chakwera, is riding high, and influential opinion polls, including Afrobarometer, indicate that he is on the way to unseating Mutharika if his support holds up...


Mutharika's woes look terminal

Many think his appearance a signal that he may become running mate for Mutharika in the next elections, with the aim of countering the MCP's Reverend Lazarus Chakwera, who is currently dominant in the Central Region...


Mutharika, the sequel

The opposition won far more: the Malawi Congress Party (MCP)'s Lazarus Chakwera won 27...


Poll ends in farce

Disregarding the constitution, she tried to cancel the polls when it became clear that she was running a distant third behind her arch-rival Peter Mutharika, for the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), and Lazarus Chakwera, for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP)...


Clash of the dynasties

First is the party that was once the only legal political organisation, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which is led into the arena by the former Assemblies of God President, Lazarus Chakwera, who came to politics only last August (AC Vol 55 No 3, Scandals to dominate polls)...


Scandals to dominate polls

A newcomer to politics yet President of the Malawi Congress Party, Reverend Lazarus Chakwera, had his offer of the vice-presidential candidacy snubbed by retired Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo, who fought him less than a year ago for the leadership of the party...


Banda's fortunes turn

Professor Peter Mutharika of the DPP and the Reverend Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) are also faring poorly...


The hill Banda must climb

The MCP’s presidential hopefuls include a respected cleric, Reverend Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, of Malawi’s largest Pentecostal denomination, the Assemblies of God Church; the ex-President of the influential Farmers’ Union of Malawi, Felix Jumbe; and retired Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo, whom Banda accused of being part of the plot to swear in Peter Mutharika after the death of his brother in April 2012 (AC Vol 53 No 10)...


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