Power At Last

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It took 39 years, but at the age of 74, Cheddi Jagan finally made it. Long an avowed Marxist, Jagan has been contesting elections in the South American nation of Guyana (pop. 751,000) since 1953, when it was a British colony. He claims to have won several but says he was kept from serving out his mandates by British or American CIA machinations or by vote fraud. Last week he won yet another vote, and this time the loser, President Desmond Hoyte, urged Guyanans to accept the result and allow Jagan, who now supports free-market policies, to become head of state at last.

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