Former President Banda Pulls Out of Malawi Presidential Race

Joyce Banda, who served as president between 2012 and 2014 had been set to run for office again - but has now endorsed opposition frontrunner Lazarus Chakwera. Earlier, Banda had formed an alliance with Vice President Saulos Chilima for the May 21 presidential election, but later announced her withdrawal, allegedly because Chilima had refused to take on board Banda's son as his running mate.

Opposition leader Joyce Banda and Jerry Jana, who was going to be her running mate.


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