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The elec­tion of Lazarus Chak­w­era in Malawi of­fers op­po­si­tion par­ties star­ing down strong­men a glim­mer of hope. Last week Malaw­ians voted for the sec­ond time in a year af­ter its apex court an­nulled the first elec­tion fol­low­ing ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties, no­tably the use of Tippex to al­ter vote to­tals. In a huge up­set, Chak­w­era de­feated Pres­i­dent Peter Mutharika with just un­der 59% of the vote. But the 65-year-old preacher’s real work starts now. He will have to tackle cor­rup­tion and low eco­nomic growth. Both are bound to test his pop­u­lar­ity.

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