Barely two days after she endorsed Vice President Saulos Chilima for May 21 presidential election, Joyce Banda has announced her withdrawal from the opposition coalition. Reports say Banda and her People's Party are back in the presidential race because Chilima refused to take on board Banda's son Roy Kachale as his running mate.
Joyce Banda Withdraws From Coalition, Submits Nomination Papers
Nyasa Times, 5 February 2019
Malawi immediate past president Joyce Banda who announced on BBC at the weekend that she is not running for presidency and endorsing State Vice President Saulos Chilima and his UTM… Read more »
Joyce Banda (right) says at 68 years she cannot be at presidential ballot in favour of energetic Saulos Chilima at 45 (left)
VP Chilima and Joyce Banda Unite Ahead of Election
Nyasa Times, 4 February 2019
Leaders of the opposition UTM-PP-Aford-Tikonze alliance have been meeting at the weekend to further the discourse on a joint presidential candidate for the upcoming polls on May 21… Read more »
Former VP Kachali Endorses Chakwera for President
Former vice-president Khumbo Kachali has announced that his Freedom Party (FP) has entered into an electoral alliance with main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and has… Read more »
In a move that the opposition has described as a political witch-hunt, Malawi's government reduced Vice President Saulos Chilima's security detail, but the presidential aspirant ... Read more »
Hundreds of supporters turned out to welcome former president, Joyce Banda, who has been abroad for four years.
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