Democracy Digest 10 – The Multi-Party Charter – a viable option? By Mike Pothier
Last week seven political parties met in Johannesburg to forge a pre-election agreement aimed at winning sufficient votes in next year’s national and provincial elections to unseat the governing ANC. The initiative was led by the DA, the country’s second biggest party, and was earlier termed ‘the Moonshot Pact’. Interestingly, the meeting was chaired not by a DA leader, but by an independent figure, Professor William Gumede; and a different name was chosen: ‘The Multi-Party Charter for South Africa’.