As soon as the results of South Africa’s 2016 local elections were announced, the talk of coalition parties began. After all, the DA’s dominance in certain metropoles had a crippling effect on the ANC – but who will they stand with to take control?
After we explained just what it means to create a coalition party – HERE – we now have the numbers of seats each party has, and how many more they need in order to govern.
Since the ANC lost the support of the EFF after they refused to get rid of Jacob Zuma in the name of coalition, and if the EFF are to stand true to their word, the EFF would have to partner with the DA.
Parties are to make a decision by this Saturday, 20 August.
Here’s how they currently stand, with possible outcomes suggested by BusinessTech:
Expected outcome: DA and EFF coalition, where the DA gets mayorship with EFF support, and makes concessions in budget for EFF pro-poor policies.
Expected outcome: DA and EFF coalition, with EFF getting oversight posts in council committees. ANC is courting the IFP for support, and has already partnered with the AIC.
Nelson Mandela Bay
Expected outcome: DA, with the UDM and other small parties to govern. Deal said to be close.
While many have predicted the outcome to be messy and result in a possible decrease in rand value, others are excited to see just what this all means for the future of SA.
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