The Resource Kenya: Current Conditions and the Challenges Ahead

Kenya: Current Conditions and the Challenges Ahead

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Kenya: Current Conditions and the Challenges Ahead
Title
Kenya: Current Conditions and the Challenges Ahead
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Kenya, a nation of about 36.9 million people, has been an important ally of the United States for decades. Kenya moved from a one-party state to a multi-party democracy in 1992. Kenyans voted in record numbers in the country's first multi-party election in almost 26 years. President Daniel arap Moi defeated opposition candidates by a small margin. In 1997, Kenya held its second multiparty elections, at the height of tensions between the opposition and the ruling party. President Moi was re-elected with 40% of the votes cast, while his nearest rival, Mwai Kibaki, won 31%. In the 2002 presidential and parliamentary elections, the opposition National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) defeated the ruling Kenya African National Union (KANU). In the presidential election, NARC leader Kibaki defeated Uhuru Kenyatta, the leader of KANU. On December 27, 2007, millions of Kenyans went to the polls in Kenya's fourth multi-party elections, with the hope of strengthening the institutions of democracy and, most importantly in the view of many observers, of bringing change. An estimated 14.2 million (82% of the total eligible voters) Kenyans were registered to vote, while 2,547 parliamentary candidates were qualified to run in 210 constituencies, according to the Electoral Commission of Kenya (ECK). Nine candidates competed in the presidential election. The opposition reportedly made significant gains in the parliamentary elections. The ECK, however, hastily declared President Kibaki as the winner of the elections. Kibaki was quickly sworn in as president, while international and domestic election observers declared the elections as rigged and deeply flawed
Cataloging source
DTICE
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dagne, Theodore S
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elections
  • Kenya
  • Government(foreign)
  • Political parties
  • International politics
  • Foreign policy
  • Political science
  • Government and political science
  • Democracy
  • International relations
  • Africa
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Leadership
  • United states
  • Domestic
Target audience
adult
Label
Kenya: Current Conditions and the Challenges Ahead
Instantiates
Publication
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Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
17 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)713658172
  • (OCoLC)ocn713658172
Label
Kenya: Current Conditions and the Challenges Ahead
Publication
Note
Congressional rept
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Extent
17 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)713658172
  • (OCoLC)ocn713658172

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