Former Wash U. Law Professor Elected President Of Malawi

BLANTYRE, Malawi (KMOX/AP)- The newly-elected president of a southeast Africa nation is a professor emeritus of the Washington University in St. Louis law school.

Peter Mutharika was sworn into office, Saturday night, in the capital city of Malawi.

His election was reportedly marred by scattered unrest and complaints from the former president about rigged voting.

Mutharika began his career in St. Louis as a Wash U. assistant law professor in 1972.

He rose through the ranks to become a full law professor in 1997, specializing in international law. He also supervised doctoral students.

Mutharika served on the Mary Institute School Board in the 1980’s, as well as the United Nations of St. Louis board of directors.

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