| ANALYSIS: A look back at the election shows dangerous signs of 'insiders' and ...

- | 3 months ago

The general election in South Africa conveyed mixed messages: one was that democracy is maturing, the other that it is failing.

The good news was that this was very clearly an outcome of a discerning electorate displaying a nuanced sense of realism. The contrary interpretation is that the results show democracy in the country is being hollowed out.

There were worrying signals that voters feel the established political system is failing them.

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