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Vol 49 No 9

Published 25th April 2008


Number crunching

The two-week national census, which began on 22 April, will not provide accurate information on the size of the population but it will strengthen the regime’s grip on that population. It has given the ruling National Congress (aka National Islamic Front) the chance to monitor scattered communities and centres of resistance nationwide, while providing a statistical justification for its policies on power- and wealth-sharing.

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