n Local Government Bulletin - More parties, more participation

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1561-901X



Extracted from text ... LOCAL GOVERNMENT BULLETIN 6 Party animals Many new parties were listed on ballots in 2006. The total number of parties contesting elections in at least one ward rose from 79 to 97 in the five-year period since the last elections. Much of the diversity remains local as only the African National Congress and the Democratic Alliance contested municipalities countrywide. The sheer number of candidates has boomed. In 2006, there were 21, 507 party list candidates, a third more than in 2000. Ward candidates increased from 13, 214 to 32, 672. Only the independent candidates remained nearly the same in ..

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