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Vol 50 No 3

Published 6th February 2009


Angola

Oil ballot

A rapidly deteriorating economy could push President José Eduardo dos Santos to delay this year's presidential election until 2010. Oil production cuts, demanded by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, combined with oil prices falling from US$150 to under $50 a barrel over the past year, have forced the government to revise projections of GDP growth in 2009 down to a still implausible 11.8%.

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