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Malawi president dissolves cabinet ahead of May 21 general election

Malawi President Peter Mutharika dissolved cabinet on Wednesday, May 15 ahead of the country’s May 21 general election.

Mutharika who will assume all ministerial powers, functions and responsibilities until a new cabinet is appointed exercised his powers conferred to him by Section 95 (2) of Malawi’s constitution.

Malawians will head to the polls on Tuesday 21 May 2019, casting their votes to elect a president, members of parliament and local government councillors. 

Press statement by Lloyd Muhara the Chief Secretary to the government

His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Section 95 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi, has dissolved the Cabinet with effect from today, 15th May, 2019.

Following the dissolution of Cabinet and until the appointment of a new Cabinet, all Ministerial powers, functions and responsibilities shall vest in and be exercised by His Excellency the President. Therefore all queries or matters should be directed to the Office of the President and Cabinet. All Members of the dissolved Cabinet are requested to consult the Chief Secretary to the Government for appropriate administrative arrangements.

Lloyd Muhara


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