MALAWIAN ELECTIONS


Peter Mutharika - Malawi President
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    Written by: Meshack Masibo
    Malawi’s president, Peter Mutharika, accepted the nomination of his ruling Democratic Progressive Party on Tuesday to contest next year’s elections, defying mounting corruption allegations and numerous calls to resign. So as Malawians head to the elections next year who what should the world know about the candidate, Peter Mutharika

    Peter Mutharika is a 78 year old Malawian politician, educator and lawyer who has been President of Malawi since 31 May 2014.  He received his law degree from the University of London in 1965. He then received his LL.M and JSD degrees from Yale University in 1966 and 1969 respectively. As a professor, he has taught at University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Haile Selassie University (Ethiopia), Rutgers University (USA), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research Program for Foreign Service Officers from Africa and Asia at Makerere University (Uganda), and for 39 years at Washington University (USA), and has served as an Academic Visitor at the London School of Economics (UK). He also served as advisor to the American Bar Association’s Rule of Law initiative for Africa. He was also the chair of the Institute for Democracy and Policy Studies in Malawi.

    Mutharika has worked globally in the field of international justice. He is an expert on international economic law, international law and comparative constitutional law. He informally served as an adviser to his older brother, President Bingu wa Mutharika, on issues of foreign and domestic policy from the onset of his election campaign until the President’s death on 5 April 2012. He has also held positions as Minister of Justice and later as Minister for Education, Science and Technology. Mutharika also served as
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