17 May 2009

Malawian Presidential Elections on Tuesday

My default position on African elections is to support any credible opposition, just to increase the meagre number of peaceful transfers of power. However the current Malawian President is an economist (big selling point for me) who has promised to step down if he loses (or if he wins, after his constitutionally-limited second term). His main opponent is a 77-year old who was the right-hand man of dictator President-for-life Banda. No contest.

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