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Joyce Banda
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President of Malawi
In office
7 April 2012 – 31 May 2014
Vice President Khumbo Kachali
Preceded by Bingu wa Mutharika
Succeeded by Peter Mutharika
Vice President of Malawi
In office
29 May 2009 – 7 April 2012
President Bingu wa Mutharika
Preceded by Cassim Chilumpha
Succeeded by Khumbo Kachali
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
1 June 2006 – 29 May 2009
President Bingu wa Mutharika
Preceded by George Chaponda
Succeeded by Etta Banda
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Born
Joyce Hilda Ntila

12 April 1950 (1950-04-12) (age 71)
Malemia, Nyasaland
(now Malawi)
Political party United Democratic Front (Before 2004)
Democratic Progressive Party (2004–2010)
People's Party (2011–present)
Spouse(s) Roy Kachale (Before 1981)
Richard Banda
Children 5
Alma mater Columbus University
Atlantic International University
Royal Roads University

Joyce Hilda Banda (née Mtila; born 12 April 1950) is a Malawian politician. She was the President of Malawi from 7 April 2012 to 31 May 2014. She is the founder and leader of the People's Party, created in 2011. She was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2009 and Vice-President of Malawi from May 2009 to April 2012.

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