Zambian Leader Sets New Course Former Trade Unionist Emerges as Leading Advocate of Free Enterprise, Tough Work Ethic. INTERVIEW
John Battersby, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
A RIPPLE of excitement passes through the crowd as the diminutive figure rises to his feet clad in a double-breasted Italian suit.
"The hour ... the hour ... the hour has come," proclaims the crowd of 40,000 or so people reaching forward with the symbolic thumb-and-forefinger salute of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD).
The hour is noon on Saturday Nov. 2 outside Lusaka's high court - the scene for the swearing in of Zambia's second president.
The man is Frederick Chiluba - the former trade union leader who embodies the wave of popular feeling that swept longtime ruler Kenneth Kaunda from power over the weekend. Opens with a …
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