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H.Con.Res. 241 (102nd): Expressing support for Zambia’s transition to democracy.

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11/14/1991--Introduced. Commends: (1) the people of Zambia for their commitment to democracy; and (2) former President Kaunda and the United National Independence Party on their cooperation in allowing open participation in the recent elections. Congratulates President Frederick Chiluba on his election as Zambia's President. Calls on: (1) President Chiluba to restore respect for internationally recognized human rights and establish a system of governance that fosters open political participation and encourages the development of democratic institutions; and (2) the President of the United States to take steps to implement a comprehensive assistance program, in coordination with other western donors, to the newly elected government and its people. Urges: (1) President Chiluba to take steps to strengthen Zambia's economy, renew its debt service payments to the International Monetary Fund, and restore Zambia's commitment to implementing its economic restructuring obligations with the World Bank; and (2) President Bush to encourage other industrialized nations to participate in supporting Zambia's newly elected government.