Terry Tselane | Fast-track digital elections

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Terry Tselane argues that digital elections need to be implemented, especially with the Electoral Act now declared unconstitutional. Picture: iStock
Terry Tselane argues that digital elections need to be implemented, especially with the Electoral Act now declared unconstitutional. Picture: iStock

The recent Con Court judgment enabling citizens to be elected for office independently of political parties isn’t that straightforward – or that easy to implement, writes Terry Tselane the former commissioner and vice-chairperson of the IEC.

The judgment from the Constitutional Court declaring parts of the Electoral Act unconstitutional was heralded by some as ushering in a new era in electoral democracy. They argued that this declaration freed the population from the clutches of political parties, and marked the beginning of the withering of the political party system. Some even believed that the judgment meant there would soon be a new president elected directly by the citizens.

READ: ConCourt declares parts of the Electoral Act unconstitutional

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