Malawi President Chakwera sworn in

Malawi President Chakwera sworn in

Harare (New Ziana)-Dr Lazarus Chakwera was on Sunday sworn in as President of Malawi after winning an election re-run.

He got 58.57 percent of Tuesday’s vote, defeating incumbent President Peter Mutharika.

In February, Malawi’s Constitutional Court annulled President Mutharika’s victory in the May 2019 election, citing widespread irregularities.

Dr Chakwera’s deputy Dr Saulos Klaus Chilima was also sworn in by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda at the ceremony held in the capital Lilongwe.

In his inaugural speech, President Chakwera said his government would listen to all citizens.

“Dr Chilima and I accept this challenge and task. We will pursue it, not just as servants accountable to you voters, but as stewards of the hopes of millions of children, born and unborn, who have no vote.

“With your help, we will restore a new generation’s faith in the possibility of having a government that serves, not a government that rules; a government that inspires, not a government that infuriates; a government that fights for you, not against you,” he said.

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