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The World

South African President Pieter W. Botha returned to Parliament for the first time since his January stroke, determined to repel a leadership challenge by National Party chief Frederik W. de Klerk, whose bid was backed this week by the ruling party. Botha returned to his office, chaired a Cabinet meeting and heard a budget speech in Parliament. Botha, looking tanned and fit, though slimmer, kept his left hand, temporarily paralyzed by the stroke, at his side.


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