IEC to deregister 21 political parties

2014-08-22 12:34

The Independent Electoral Commission said today it has warned 21 political parties holding no seats in legislatures that they will be deregistered if they fail to renew their registration before August 29.

These included the Black Consciousness Party, the Khoisan Party, the Dagga Party, the Socialist Green Coalition, Women Forward and the World Solidarity Movement.

In terms of the Electoral Commission Act, parties that did not win representation in the national or local legislatures need to register annually.

“Parties have until August 29 to renew their registration. Once this process has been completed, a notice of deregistration will be published in the Government Gazette,” the commission said.

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