Former Assemblies of God Leader Becomes New President of Malawi

(Evangelical Focus) Lazarus Chakwera, former head of the Malawi Assemblies of God, one of the largest Christian denominations in the country, won the election with 58% of the votes, according to the Malawi Electoral Commission on Saturday night.

He beat the incumbent president Peter Mutharika, who came second with 1.7 million votes. Voter turnout was 65%.

The country is fractured after a divisive 13 months of street protests against the results of the election, more than a year ago in May 2019, which were cancelled by the courts.

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