Mike Law | Slicing the coalition cake: Leaders must raise their game

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Coalitions may well be even more of a factor following the 1 November vote, writes the author.
Coalitions may well be even more of a factor following the 1 November vote, writes the author.

With none of the three big political parties - the ANC, DA and the EFF - in form, coalitions seem a more likely factor after the 1 November election. Political analyst Mike Law examines what the likely scenarios could be and whether we will see a repeat of the last five shambolic years in Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay. 

This election is a tough one to call and perhaps the most uncertain one in South Africa's democratic history. 

There is little to no recent polling or by-election data since potentially game-changing events, such as July's civil unrest.

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