Peter Mutharika wins Malawi presidential election.Arthur Peter Mutharika, a Malawian politician, educator and lawyer, won the presidential election of Malawi on May 31, 2014 and elected as the president of Malawian.
Peter Mutharika, born in 1940, was the candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) which won 36.4 percent of the votes cast.
The outgoing president Joyce Banda congratulated her arch-rival Peter Mutharika for winning the country’s presidential election, whose result she had initially challenged.
Banda, the country’s first female president, came to power in 2012 after the death of Bingu wa Mutharika, the elder brother of Peter Mutharika.
The electoral commission said Friday that Mutharika took 36.4 percent of the votes cast against Banda’s 20.2 percent.