Malawi: Peter Mutharika sworn in as new president

May 31, 2014 5:56 PM

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BLANTYRE, Malawi -- Malawi's President Peter Mutharika was sworn into office Saturday at a brief ceremony in Blantyre, the country's commercial center.

Mutharika was declared the winner of the election earlier Saturday by the national election commission. The election was marred by scattered unrest and complaints from the former president and others that the vote was rigged.

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