20 December 2007

ANC has its candidate

As discussed previously, the African National Congress, a political party in South Africa, had a bit of a rough time choosing their candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

Apparently they got all the wrinkles ironed out and have chosen the favorite, Jacob Zuma. Zuma has gained popularity by campaigning among the poorer citizens of the country, a strategy that some worry will lead South Africa to a more socialist government structure.

On a positive note, Zuma has called for the HIV-AIDS crisis to be considered a national emergency. South Africa needs to pay a lot of attention to this problem, and a president who understands this would be a big help.

Of course, Zuma has yet to win the election, but if he does, it will be interesting to see how he performs in office.

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