The opposition in South Africa is seeking to rally against the African National Congress

The seven political groups that will attend this meeting are the Democratic Alliance (DA), the main opposition party in the country, the Inkatha Freedom Party, the Freedom Front Plus, AcciónSA, the National Freedom Party, the United Independent Movement and the National Spectrum Party. .

According to a statement from the DA, opposition parties will look for a viable path to achieving a majority of 50%+1 on the ballot, which is necessary to “form a government without the ANC, EFF” (Economic Freedom Fighters). It can “provide a prosperous future for all South Africans”.

The leaders of these seven organizations, the text reveals, have held a series of exploratory meetings in the past two months to lay the foundations for a national conference, where leaders of opposition parties can negotiate a charter before the elections, adds GIVES.

Important points in the expected agenda include agreeing on the values ​​and principles that will ultimately guide a coalition government, the formulation of a joint minimum work program, the rules for participation during the upcoming election campaign, and the formula for forming the cabinet. in the can.

The DA says in the document that the 2024 election “offers an unprecedented opportunity for the people of South Africa to elect a new government that can lead the country out of the multiple crises it faces.”

And for the first time since 1994, they expect the current ruling party to lose its majority when voters go to the polls next year.

With the support of the majority of South Africans, the ANC has run the country as the ruling party since the establishment of democracy after the end of apartheid.

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The ANC is currently the leader of a government coalition that includes the SACP (South African Communist Party) and the Kosatu Trade Union Confederation.

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