Constitutional Court hands MPs an electoral reform nettle to grasp

Parties won't want to vote for legislation that spells their own demise

14 June 2020 - 00:00 By EBRAHIM FAKIR

Reaction to the Constitutional Court's judgment allowing independent candidates to stand for national and provincial legislatures ranges from exuberance on the part of those welcoming it as a political game-changer to scepticism on the part of those who doubt it will ring in much change.

In truth, it is not yet clear who is right - much depends on what political parties decide once they codify a reconfigured electoral system, if in fact they do so...

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