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Vol 39 No 8

Published 17th April 1998


South Africa

Polling problems

Next year's elections must be held within 90 days of 27 April, the date of the 1994 elections. Time is running against Justice Johan Kriegler, Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, and Chief Electoral Officer Mandla Mchunu. We hear there are tensions between old hand Kriegler and newcomer Mchunu - on top of the friction between the IEC and Mangosuthu Buthelezi's Home Affairs Ministry, which thinks it should be running the elections.

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