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Vol 50 No 3

Published 6th February 2009

South Africa

Topping the charts

Supporters of African National Congress President Jacob Zuma are disturbed by the grassroots popularity of some of their political opponents, including some residual supporters of sacked President Thabo Mbeki. On 31 January-1 February, a caucus of leading ANC members voted for their choice of candidates on the party list ahead of this year's party and presidential elections, which are run on a proportional representation system. The date of the elections, due between March and July, has not yet been set by South African President Kgalema Motlanthe.

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