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Bakili Muluzi

Elson Bakili Muluzi is the president of Malawi. He became president in 1994, elected to replace former strongman, Hastings Kamuzu Banda. In 2002 he proposed an amendment to the Malawi constitution that would have allowed him to run for a third term, but this was abandoned due to demonstrations. He is therefore due to stand down in 2004.