Peter Mutharika

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Arthur Peter Mutharika (born 18 July 1940) is a Malawian politician and lawyer who was President of Malawi from May 2014 to June 2020. Mutharika has worked in the field of international justice, specialising in international economic law, international law and comparative constitutional law. He informally served as an adviser to his older brother, President Bingu wa Mutharika, on issues of foreign and domestic policy from the onset of his election campaign until the President's death on 5 April 2012.He has also held positions as Minister of Justice and later as Minister for Education, Science and Technology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Mutharika has received more than 515,097 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Peter Mutharika is the 6,727th most popular politician (down from 6,580th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Malawi (up from 4th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Malawian Politician.

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Among politicians, Peter Mutharika ranks 6,727 out of 15,710Before him are Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, Baldwin III, Count of Flanders, Letsie III of Lesotho, Hans-Jochen Vogel, Susanna Agnelli, and Francisco Guterres. After him are Emperor Cheng of Jin, Wilhelm Marr, Manuel Fraga, Odo III, Duke of Burgundy, David Sassoli, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

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Among people born in 1940, Peter Mutharika ranks 141Before him are John Grinder, Jan Janssen, Iva Zanicchi, Taihō Kōki, Peter Diamond, and Denny Doherty. After him are John Lewis, Fouad Twal, Víctor Erice, Tony Sheridan, Ruth Dreifuss, and Sadaharu Oh.

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Among people born in Malawi, Peter Mutharika ranks 3 out of 14Before him are Hastings Banda (1898) and Bingu wa Mutharika (1934). After him are Bakili Muluzi (1941), Joyce Banda (1950), Abeid Karume (1905), Michelle Paver (1960), William Kamkwamba (1987), Lazarus Chakwera (1955), Anthea Stewart (1944), Russell Mwafulirwa (1983), and Cate Campbell (1992).


Among politicians born in Malawi, Peter Mutharika ranks 2Before him are Hastings Banda (1898). After him are Bakili Muluzi (1941), Joyce Banda (1950), Abeid Karume (1905), and Lazarus Chakwera (1955).