People's Party (Malawi)

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People's Party
Abbreviation PP
Leader Joyce Banda
Secretary-General Paul Maulidi
Founder Joyce Banda
Founded 2011
Split from DPP
Headquarters Blantyre
Youth wing Orange Partners
African affiliation Democrat Union of Africa
Colors Orange, Black & White
National Assembly
26 / 193
SADC PF
0 / 5
Pan-African Parliament
0 / 5
Election symbol
Open lock and Key
Website
www.peoplespartymalawi.net
Politics of Malawi
Political parties
Elections

People's Party is a political party in the Republic of Malawi that was founded in 2011 by Joyce Banda, from May 2009 to April 2012 Vice-President of Malawi, and President since 7 April 2012.[1][2][3][4][5]

Joyce Banda created the People's Party after being expelled from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) when she refused to endorse President Bingu wa Mutharika's younger brother Peter Mutharika as the successor to the presidency for the 2014 general election.[6]

Initial problems[edit]

During 2011, the court refused to register the organisation as an official political party because its name sounded too similar to others in the country. Eventually the high court dismissed this and ordered that the party be registered within fourteen days.[7]

Party presidents[edit]

Joyce Banda 2012– present

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ [2][dead link]
  3. ^ [3][dead link]
  4. ^ "Peoples Party is rejected at the Registrar's Office". www.malawitoday.com. 13 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Joyce Banda sworn in as new Malawi presiden". The BBC. 7 April 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2012. 
  6. ^ Jomo, Frank (13 December 2010). "Malawi's Vice President Joyce Banda Expelled From Ruling Party". Bloomberg. 
  7. ^ [4][dead link]