Joyce Banda on Malawi's future
16 May 2014 Last updated at 16:23 BST
Malawi will be holding presidential, parliamentary and local elections on 20 May 2014.
In April 2012, Joyce Banda became southern Africa's first woman leader after stepping into the shoes of her predecessor when he died after a heart attack.
As the elections approach, Ms Banda spoke to the BBC's Nomsa Maseko about her last two years in office and what she believes the future holds for her country.