Peter Mutharika Biography, Family, and Presidency

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Peter Mutharika Biography

Peter Mutharika is a legal expert, an educator,  and is the current president of Malawi. He was elected as the Malawi leader in the 2009 general elections.

Date of birth: 1940

Citizenship: Malawian

Peter Mutharika Net worth: NA

Vipfaq reports that Peter Mutharika’s net worth has increased significantly in 2017. However, the exact figures of Mutharika’s net worth are not known. According to Allafrica in 2015 Mutharika was named one of the highly paid presidents in Africa.

Academic qualifications

Peter Mutharika studied law at the University of London in 1965. Mutharika received his LL. M in 1966 and JSD (in 1969) from Yale University.

Professional Career:

Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika is an expert in; international law, comparative international law, and international economic law. He is an educator and a politician.  He taught for 39 years at Washington University in USA. And he also taught at Makerere University (Uganda), Rutguers University (USA) and London school of economics (UK) among others.

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Brother to the former president of Malawi Dr. Bingu Wa Mutharika

Peter Mutharika is a father to three children, two daughters, and a son.

Married to Gertrude Maseko

Nickname: APM

Politics in Malawi

He is the president of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). DPP is the ruling political party in Malawi which was started by the third president of the Republic of Malawi.  In 2009 he was elected as a Member of the Malawi parliament.  Peter Mutharika served as minister of Agriculture, minister of foreign affairs, minister of Education, Science, and Technology, and minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.


Malawi President

Peter Mutharika won the 2014 general elections and was sworn as the president of Malawi on May 30, 2014. He won the election by gaining 36.4% of the total. Eleven other people contested in the May election including Joyce Banda, Lazarus Chakwera and Atupele Muluzi.


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