Conference report on political parties in the transition to multi-party democracy Arusha, Tanzania, 26-28 June 1993

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Statementorganised by Eastern and Southern African Universities Research Programme (ESAURP).
ContributionsEastern and Southern African Universities Research Programme., Arusha Conference on Political Parties in the Transition to Multiparty Democracy (1993)
LC ClassificationsJQ2945.A979 C66 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. :
Number of Pages40
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Open LibraryOL1055589M
LC Control Number93850148

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