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Lazarus Chakwera sworn in as Malawi President

Lazarus Chakwera has been sworn in as President of Malawi after winning Tuesday's election re-run


Chakwera 65 defeated Peter Mutharika with 58.57% of the vote.


" Time has come for us to make our dreams come true, " Mr Chakwera said in his victory speech.

In February, Malawi's Constitutional Court annulled Mutharika's win in the May 2019 election, citing violence and tampering of the result sheets.


Speaking ahead of Saturday's results declaration by Malawi Electoral Commission, Mr Mutharika challenged the election results terming them " unacceptable "


Saulos Chilima, Mr Chakwera's running mate was also sworn in as Vice President at the ceremony held in the capital Lilongwe

Prior to his stint in the political scene, Mr Chakwera was a Pentecostal preacher and theology lecture.

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