n Journal of African Elections - How the South African electoral system was negotiated

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1609-4700



Extracted from text ... 71 VOLUME 2 NO 1 HOW THE SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTORAL SYSTEM WAS NEGOTIATED By Tom Lodge Professor Tom Lodge is Head of the Department of Political Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand, P O Wits 2050, Johannesburg, South Africa Tel: +27 011 717.4369; Fax: +27 011 403.7482; e-mail: lodget@social.wits.ac.za SOUTH AFRICA'S ELECTORAL SYSTEM Since 1994 South Africa's National Assembly and its nine regional legislatures have been elected on a list-based system of proportional representation. Proportional representation is a constitutional requirement. Elections for the Assembly and the legislatures are held simultaneously, though this is not a constitutional stipulation. Voters ..

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