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Vol 65 No 12

Published 6th June 2024

South Africa

How Western Cape tested the opposition's coalition strategy

The centre-right Democratic Alliance has controlled the province since 2009 but is facing pushback from smaller parties in its political base

Early reports of a high turnout across the country on 29 May have boosted the ruling African National Congress's hopes that it might retain its national parliamentary majority and not be forced into forming a coalition. But it is unlikely to regain any of the three most populous provinces: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape.

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