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Scenarios for Southern Africa after Malawi’s election ‘miracle’
In 2019, Malawian President Peter Mutharika won a second term with a narrow margin. But the opposition coalition, alleging irregularities, brought the matter to court and obtained an annulment of the results. A second election in June 2020 saw the opposition leader peacefully elected – an anomaly in a region where entrenched liberation parties tend to crack down on any threat to their authority.