The US government offered congratulations Saturday to Malawi`s new President Peter Mutharika, hailing active and peaceful elections.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Peter Mutharika has been declared as the winner in the recent presidential elections in Malawi.
Joyce Banda had been serving as vice-president under Bingu wa Mutharika and takes over under the terms of the Constitution.
Malawi`s Vice President moved to take charge of the country by holding a news conference.
Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika has died of a heart attack, medical and government sources said.
Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika was rushed to hospital in Lilongwe on Thursday after collapsing but was dead on arrival.
Britain`s envoy was earlier quoted expressing concern about Malawian President`s intolerance of criticism.
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