Lazarus Chakwera is the new President of Malawi , after a rerun election was held marking the victory for the former theology lecturer.
Chakwera who is a pentecostal preacher made history when he won the elections by 58.57 per cent beating his competitor Peter Mutharika. His vice-president Saulos Chilima was also sworn in at the capital city in Lilongwe.
During his campaigns and as he was being sworn in, Chakwera promised and made vows to unite the country and fight poverty in all ways possible. He also mentioned that it was in his best interest to be a leader than a ruler of the nation.
“Time has come for us to go beyond dreaming, the time has come for us to wake up, to arise from slumber, and to make our dreams come true,” said the elect President in a speech.
“With your help we will restore faith in having a government that serves; not a government that rules, a government that inspires, not a government that infuriates, a government that listens, not a government that shouts but a government that fights for you and not against you,” continued Chakwera.