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Former Malawian President Announces Comeback Bid for 2025 Presidential Elections

Former President Peter Mutharika of Malawi, who served from 2014 to 2020, has announced his intention to make a political comeback in the 2025 presidential elections. Mutharika, who is also the president of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), made this statement during a cultural event in Mulanje district.

He expressed confidence that if he wins the 2025 presidential elections, he will address the economic challenges currently faced by Malawians, including issues like fuel scarcity, rising prices of goods, and a shortage of foreign exchange. 

Mutharika criticized the administration of President Lazarus Chakwera for these problems and believes he can resolve them once back in power.

Mutharika also took the opportunity to express his disappointment that his warnings during the 2020 fresh presidential elections were not heeded. At that time, he had argued that voting him out of government would lead to challenges rather than development. 

He now attributes the difficulties faced by the country to what he perceives as a bad choice made by voters in the previous election.

This marks the first time Mutharika has publicly discussed his plan to contest the 2025 presidential elections. 

Within the DPP, there have been differing opinions on his return, with some members advocating for his comeback and others calling for a party convention to elect a new leader.

This story has been adopted from Malawi24.

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