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Democracy reigns…

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This post is a little late, but I have been waiting for the “right time”. On 11 December 2008 I put a post together that was entitled ANC will lose two-thirds majority. While many people agreed with me then, as we approached the day, many started to change their minds.

I must say that I was a little surprised that they margin was this close, but the ANC has lost it’s two thirds majority. This is great news for democracy and more pertinently for service delivery. There is nothing like true competition to create results and hopefully these results will help those that are in need.

I would at this point even make the prediction that the next set of general elections could see a very different political landscape in this country. I am going to say that we will see the advent of perhaps a three or four party democracy, not too dissimilar to the picture that is in Israel, where coalition rule is the order of the day.

I am hopeful though this is going to be the start of a truly great African democracy!

VIVA SOUTH AFRICA VIVA – Hope continues to rise

ANCCOPEDAIDSouth African Politics

Mike • May 8, 2009


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