Saturday, April 26, 2008
Section 83(3) of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi reads:
The President, the First Vice-President and the Second Vice-President may serve in their respective capacities a maximum of two consecutive terms, but when a person is elected or appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of President or Vice-President, the period between that election or appointment and the next election of a President shall not be regarded as a term.
While scouring through the web, I found this very interesting document regarding this part of the constitution of the Republic of Malawi. You may download it here: http://www.lawcom.mw/docs/pressrelease.pdf
It was released on 23rd day of April, 2007.
The online version of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi can be found at
And I also found this quote:
"In my own view, the spirit intended by the constitution was that a president can serve no more than two terms of office but it is a highly contested issue," constitutional expert Edge Kanyongolo told the BBC's Network Africa programme. (from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7364469.stm)