South Africa: Voters spoiled for choice

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The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says voters will be faced with their biggest choice yet in a national election after a record number of 48 political parties met the legal requirements to contest this year’s elections.

 According to the IEC, this is 19 more parties than those that contested the 2014 national elections.   The parties set to contest the national elections (in alphabetical order) are: African Christian Democratic Party African Congress Of Democrats African Content Movement African Covenant African Democratic Change African Independent Congress African National Congress African People's Convention African Renaissance Unity African Security Congress African Transformation Movement Afrikan Alliance of Social Democrats Agang South Africa Al Jama-Ah Alliance for Transformation for All Azanian People's Organisation Better Residents Association Black First Land First Capitalist Party of South Africa Christian Political Movement Compatriots of South Africa Congress of The People Democratic Alliance Democratic Liberal Congress Economic Emancipation Forum Economic Freedom Fighters Forum 4 Service Delivery Free Democrats Front Nasionaal/Front National GOOD Independent Civic Organisation of South Africa Inkatha Freedom Party International Revelation Congress Land Party Minority Front National Freedom Party National Peoples Ambassadors National People's Front Pan Africanist Congress 0f Azania Patriotic Alliance People's Revolutionary Movement Power of Africans Unity Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party South African Maintenance and Estate Beneficiaries Association South African National Congress of Traditional Authorities United Democratic Movement Vryheidsfront Plus Women Forward  A new record number of parties are set to contest all provincial elections, with the largest number of parties contesting Gauteng (36) and the smallest number contesting the Northern Cape (21).

  The following parties will contest the provincial elections:  Parties contesting Eastern Cape Legislature:  African Change Academy African Christian Democratic Party African Content Movement African Covenant African Independent Congress African National Congress African People's Convention African Transformation Movement Al Jama-Ah Alliance for Transformation for All Azanian People's Organisation Christian Political Movement Congress of The People Democratic Alliance Economic Freedom Fighters Forum 4 Service Delivery GOOD Inkatha Freedom Party International Revelation Congress National Freedom Party Pan Africanist Congress of Azania People's Revolutionary Movement Plaaslike Besorgde Inwoners Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party United Democratic Movement Vryheidsfront Plus.

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