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Vol 45 No 21

Published 22nd October 2004


Zambia

Proof of the PUDDing

A brand new party is proof of political moves by President and ex-President alike

Ex-President Frederick Chiluba is making a comeback, linked to the newly formed Party for Unity, Democracy and Development. PUDD consists mainly of his close associates: its spokesperson, Dan Pule, who was Chiluba's Deputy Finance Minister, said it had invited him to join because the governing Movement for Multi-party Democracy had forsaken him. Chiluba denies it but insiders say he is PUDD's main sponsor. President Levy Mwanawasa has warned Chiluba that he may lose his retirement benefits if he is found to be behind the PUDD.

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