Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Kavindele hoping to challenge Mwanawasa

Former Zambian vice president Enoch Kavindele will challenge President Levy Mwanawasa at the ruling party's convention this week, posing a threat to Mwanawasa's bid for a second term next year.

Kavindele told reporters in Lusaka on Tuesday he had decided to seek the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) presidency after the party suspended polls for the position of vice president amid a deepening row over graft.

Kavindele said he would defy resolutions by eight of nine provinces that Mwanawasa be the sole presidential candidate - automatically making him the party's choice for national presidential elections next year.

More from source: IOL: Kavindele hoping to challenge Mwanawasa.

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