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Vol 51 No 4

Published 19th February 2010


Zimbabwe

Petrified Politburos

The old ruling party’s new Politburo, announced on 11 February, is anything but new. The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front’s 49-member policy-making committee, announced by Robert Gabriel Mugabe, national President and First Secretary of ZANU-PF, reflects the party’s crisis over its leadership succession and its obsession with regional and ethnic balancing.

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