Malawian opposition leader, Lazarus Chakwera, has been sworn in as the country’s new president after winning a re-run of the election with over 58 percent of the vote.
Lazarus Chakwera has spent much of his life as a theologian. Now he is Malawi's new president. DW takes a look at what made this man, and what kind of country he is about to lead.
Lazarus Chakwera has called for unity and vowed during his inauguration speech "to make Malawi a peaceful, prosperous nation." The former evangelical preacher won last week's rerun election after the first was voided.
Vote counting is underway after Tuesday's elections. President Peter Mutharika, hoping for a second term, is battling to hold off two serious rivals.
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