Coalition crucial for realignment of SA politics, says Zille

2010-07-24 14:41

Coalitions with opposition political parties are a crucial step in the realignment of South African politics, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille said at her party’s federal congress in Cape Town today.

She said: “There are people who share our values in all political parties. If we manage to bring all those people together in one political vehicle I believe we will be a majority. We must build this new majority.”

Independent Democrats (ID) leader Patricia de Lille was scheduled to address the congress on tomorrow morning.

In the past month there had been widespread reports of a looming coalition between the two parties.

Earlier this year Zille was a key speaker at an ID congress.

Zille said: “I remain convinced that coalitions are a crucial step in the realignment process. We must now move to the next step. We must bring together all those who still believe in a place called the New South Africa.”

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