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Bottle Ballot

"I refuse to lead a nation of drunkards," said President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia. "Zambians have hit the bottle so much that the situation is getting from bad to worse," said Mr. Kaunda, adding that "if Zambians do not control their excessive drinking habits," he will resign.

The President indicated a willingness to give his countrymen time to taper off their drinking, however. "If in five years you don't change," he said, "then you are voting me out of the country's leadership."