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Elson Bakili Muluzi
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President of Malawi
In office
24 May 1994 – 24 May 2004
Vice President Justin Malewezi
Preceded by Hastings Banda
Succeeded by Bingu wa Mutharika
Personal details
Born 17 March 1943 (1943-03-17) (age 78)
Machinga, Nyasaland
Political party Malawi Congress Party (before 1992)
UDF (1992–present)
Spouse(s) Annie Chidzira Muluzi
Patricia Shanil Muluzi
Children 7

Elson Bakili Muluzi (born March 17, 1943 in Machinga, Nyasaland) is a Malawian politician. He was the first freely elected President of Malawi from 1994 to 2004. He was also chairman of the United Democratic Front (UDF) until 2009. He replaced Hastings Kamuzu Banda as Malawi's president. He also served in Banda's cabinet as Minister without Portfolio, before retiring in 1980.

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