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Who has been sworn in as president of Malawi after winning an election rerun?

[A]. Gwanda Chakuamba
[B]. Lazarus Chakwera
[C]. Bakili Muluzi
[D]. Saulos Chilima

Answer: Option B


Malawi's opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera has been declared winner of the southern African country's historic presidential election redo. The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) announced the 65-year-old Chakwera leader of the Malawi Congress Party- MCP and torch-bearer of a nine political party alliance had won an absolute majority by amassing 2.6 million votes or 58.6% of the votes cast on Tuesday June 23. His main rival, incumbent president Peter Mutharika, 79, of the Democratic Progressive Party, came second with 1.7 million votes or 39.4%.

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