- Democratic Progressive Party (Malawi)
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is the ruling political party in Malawi. The party was formed in February 2005 by Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika after a dispute with the United Democratic Front.
There were allegations that members of the former governing UDF did not adequately tackle corruption. It is unclear if the party will be ideological or personalist in style. Since the UDF was a member of the Liberal International, the DPP might take a liberal position.
1 August 2011 DPP politburo
On 1 August 2011, Bingu wa Mutharika shuffled the leadership of the DPP. Bintony Kutsaira, who was secretary general of the party, was moved to the Office of the President and Cabinet and replaced by Wakuda Kamanga. Former finance minister Goodall Gondwe was named first vice president, replacing Joyce Banda who was dismissed from the party in December 2010 for "anti-party activities". The new DPP politburo after the shuffle:
Office 1st 2nd 3rd President Bingu wa Mutharika Vice President Goodall Gondwe Yunus Mussa Jean Kalirani Secretary General Elias Wakuda Kamanga Deputy Secretary General Isaac Nyakamera Etta Banda Ralph Jooma Treasurer General Sidik Mia Bessie Chirambo Leckford Thotho National Organising Secretary Francis Mphepo Catherine Hara John Zingale National Campaign Director Ken Zikhale Ng’oma Rashy Gaffar Alice Lungu
- North: Ancent Nkhata
- Centre: Kalanzi Mbewe
- East: Yusuf Yusweja
- South: Noel Masangwi
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