"Perhaps the most significant political development has been the appointment of Salim Ahmed Salim to the premiership. Salim's extraordinary diplomatic and United Nations achievements have been well enough documented. At home he is popular with young radicals and the older peasantry. More important, he is a Zanzibar who has strong support on the mainland. If, as it appears likely, Nyerere is grooming him to take over the presidency in a year's time, Salim's Zanzibari and Islamic background will be a major plus factor."