Peter Mtharika Sworn In As Malawi’s President

Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika was sworn in as Malawi president on Friday 31 May 2019.

From ZBC:

The 78 year old president also spoke on the need to create jobs for youths and the promotion of local businesses and investments for Malawians.

He said his next 5-year programme will see the growth of the business sector as well as making sure that all students have a good educational platform.

A former law professor, Mutharika came to power in 2014 and is credited for improving infrastructure and lowering inflation.

Mutharika closely beat opponents; Malawi Congress Party’s Lazarus Chakwera and UTM’s Dr Saulos Chilima and was declared the winner on 21 May 2019. He got 1,940,709 votes against Chakwwera’s 1,817,740 and Chilima’s 1,028,258 votes.

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