Elections seen as ‘transparent and fair’

2016-08-10 06:00

THE Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (Eisa) said the 2016 Local Government Elections were conducted in a transparent, fair and credible manner, in line with the constitutional and legal framework of elections.

Eisa deployed a regional election observation mission (EOM) to observe and monitor the 2016 Local Government Elections in South Africa, following an invitation by the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC).

The 2016 elections were deemed to be the most competitive, with the highest number of candidates since the introduction of multiparty democracy in 1994, as South Africa continues to consolidate its democracy.

Denis Kadima, Eisa executive director, said: “They were also the first local government elections in which the born-free generation exercised their democratic choice of leaders in local governance.”

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