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Peter Mutharika

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Peter Mutharika
President of Malawi
In office
31 May 2014 – 28 June 2020
Vice PresidentSaulos Chilima
Preceded byJoyce Banda
Succeeded byLazarus Chakwera
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
8 September 2011 – 26 April 2012
Preceded byEtta Banda
Succeeded byEphraim Chiume
Member of Parliament
for Thyolo East
In office
19 May 2009 – March 2014
Preceded byBapu Khamisa
Succeeded byGerson Timothy Solomoni
Personal details
Born (1940-07-18) 18 July 1940 (age 83)
Chisoka, Thyolo, Nyasaland
Political partyDPP (2004–present)
UDF (before 2004)
Spouse(s)Christophine (d. 1990)
Gertrude Maseko (m. 2014)
RelationsBingu wa Mutharika (brother)
  • Moyenda
  • Nicolplix
  • Charlotte
Alma materUniversity of London (LL.B)
Yale University (LL.M), (J.S.D.)
AwardsInternational Jurist Award

Arthur Peter Mutharika (/mˈtɑːrɪkə/[source?]; born 18 July 1939)[1][2][3] is a Malawian politician, educator and lawyer. He was President of Malawi from 31 May 2014 until he lost his re-election bid on June 28, 2020.[4] 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.[5]

In August 2021, the Constitutional Court examines an appeal lodged by the Progressive Democratic Party of Peter Mutharika. He calls for the cancellation of the 2020 presidential election because four of his representatives had been banned from sitting on the Electoral Commission.

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Shocking! Things You Did Not Knwo About Malawi President Arthur Peter Mutharika! (sic)". Archived from the original on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  3. "Prof. Arthur Peter Wa Mutharika – Governance Link Initiative". Archived from the original on 2018-01-08. Retrieved 2018-07-12.
  4. "Succession crisis looms in DPP". Archived from the original on 9 August 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
  5. "Building Up Malawi" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-07-12.