Negotiations and boycotts can't stop a new president being elected

Things may be very fluid in the political arena, but the constitution caters for an eventuality where one party does not win an outright majority at the polls

09 June 2024 - 00:00

By constitutional design, it is almost impossible that South Africa could be without a president after parliament’s first sitting. The constitution ensures that, whatever political negotiations may be under way between political parties, these would not prevent the election of a president...

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