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Former Malawi president seeks third term

afrol News, 15 July - Former Malawi president Bakili Muluzi is a seeking a constitutional re-entry to get a third term at the country's top post, a move critics say its a personal war against current Malawi president.

Mr Muluzi's lawyers are launching a court action that should allow him to seek re-election next year, saying the constitution does not only allow one to seek another term after two consecutive service terms.

However critics and opposing lawyers contend the spirit of the legality of the constitution would have been defeated if Muluzi is allowed another term.

Mr Muluzi served at Malawi president from 1994 to 2004 when he stepped down and handed over to current president Bingu wa Mutharika, his chosen successor, but the two subsequently fell out, even prompting incumbent president to form his new party and cross the floor with government.

Since coming to power, Mr Mutharika has adopted an anti-corruption policy that has seen former head of state and other high Malawi officials in and out of courtrooms on corruption charges.

In May, Mr Muluzi was arrested for allegedly plotting to overthrow government, having made amongst others, comments such that he will unseat president Mutharika.

Malawi is head for the fourth democratic elections since the ending of Hastings Banda's rule in 1994.

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