A Look at How Coalition Talks Might Shake Out

South Africa will officially form a coalition government for the first time in history. The ANC, which has been in power since 1994, received only 40.18% of the vote, making them short of a majority. The party is now in several talks with other political parties to form a government. Similarly in July last year, Spain's elections failed to deliver a majority, resulting in a coalition. What lessons can South Africa learn from Spain's coalition government? Research Director at the Brenthurst Foundation, Ray Hartley unpacks this.
Published 4 June 2024

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