Lazarus Chakwera

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Lazarus Chakwera
Lazarus Chakwera 2017.jpg
Lazarus Chakwera in 2017
6th President of Malawi
Assumed office
28 June 2020
Vice PresidentSaulos Chilima
Preceded byPeter Mutharika
Personal details
Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera

(1955-04-05) 5 April 1955 (age 67)[1]
Lilongwe, Central African Federation (now Malawi)
Political partyMalawi Congress Party
Spouse(s)Monica Chakwera
Alma materUniversity of Malawi
University of the North
University of South Africa
Trinity International University

Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera (born 5 April 1955) is a Malawian theologian and politician. He became the 6th President of Malawi in June 2020.[2] He has been leader of the Malawi Congress Party since 2013. He was President of the Malawi Assemblies of God from 1989 to 14 May 2013.

Chakwera obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Malawi in 1977. He studied theology and obtained an Honors BA from the University of Limpopo in South Africa, then a Masters from the University of South Africa in 1991. In 2000, he obtained a doctorate from Trinity International University, in the USA.

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  2. "Lazarus Chakwera sworn in as Malawi president after historic win". 28 June 2020. Retrieved 28 June 2020.