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Thursday’s Constitutional Court ruling that the Electoral Act is unconstitutional opens the door for a new wave of independent candidates to take part for the first time in provincial and national elections
Thursday’s Constitutional Court ruling that the Electoral Act is unconstitutional opens the door for a new wave of independent candidates to take part for the first time in provincial and national elections

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Thursday’s Constitutional Court ruling that the Electoral Act is unconstitutional opens the door for a new wave of independent candidates to take part for the first time in provincial and national elections.

The court said Parliament had 24 months to rectify the defect and the ruling would not have any influence on previous elections since the adoption of the Constitution in 1996. This means the new amendment would kick in by the next general elections in 2024.

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