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Vol 49 No 23

Published 14th November 2008


Zambia

Banda, the successor

The new President Banda will have to tackle rising inflation and falling export revenue

Zambia's new President, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, 71, will rule for only three years. The next election is already scheduled for 2011. In that brief period, he must convince Zambians that he was the right man to follow the late President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, who died in August after suffering a stroke (AC Vol 49 Nos 18 & 21). Banda's victory on 30 October came after a nail-biting contest.

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