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Vol 48 No 25

Published 14th December 2007


Kenya

Closer and closer

In this watershed election, a new generation of politicians is challenging an establishment that dates back to the Independence years

With general elections coming up on 27 December, the opinion polls give a slim lead to Raila Amolo Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM). The incumbent President, Emilio Mwai Kibaki, has cut back Odinga's lead; his campaign started slowly because he could not make up his mind which among the numerous parties courting him he should use as his campaign vehicle. The other prominent candidate, its rival ODM-Kenya's Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, is creeping up into double-digit territory.

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