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Vol 48 No 4

Published 16th February 2007


Winner takes (almost) all

The President's party has grabbed the top jobs for itself and those who are left out are angry

The new government, formed by Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga on 5 February, began in deep trouble. President Joseph Kabila's Alliance de la Majorité Présidentielle (AMP) grabbed all the top jobs. Already in January the AMP had refused to admit Jean-Pierre Bemba's Union pour la Nation (UN) to any chairmanships of parliamentary committees, thus reducing the chance that Bemba's people will cooperate in making the new institutions work.

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