Political parties welcome announcement of election date

Political parties welcome announcement of election date

Political parties have welcomed the announcement of a date for the general elections.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Tuesday evening that the country will head to the polls on 29 May. 


The decision was made after consultations with the Independent  Electoral Commission on the date.


Democratic Alliance leader John Steenhuisen says the elections are a turning point for South Africa. 


"It comes when our nation needs it the most in three decades. The DA is fully prepared for the challenge ahead and we are all systems go for May 29. The DA is ready to fight this election so that South Africa can win."


ActionSA's national chairperson Micheal Beaumont says they held an inaugural policy conference which saw delegates from around the country debate and approve policies "which present the most practical solutions to the pressing challenges facing them today". 


The ATM's Zama Ntshona adds that the date aligns with the country's democratic principles.


"And ensuring a fair and inclusive electoral landscape for all South Africans."

 READ: Ramaphosa announces election date

Ramaphosa also met with the premiers of all nine provinces to discuss the state of readiness for the elections.


"The 2024 elections coincide with South Africa's 30 years of freedom and democracy. The president calls on all eligible voters to participate in this important and historic milestone of our democratic calendar," the president's spokesperson Vincent Magwenya said.
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