Op-ed: Case before South African Constitutional Court could spur necessary overhaul of electoral system
By 12 March
Constitutional Court of South Africa (photo credit: GovernmentZA/flickr)
On the eve of last year’s polls, a little-known civil society organisation – the New Nation Movement (NNM) – attempted to halt the elections in the Constitutional Court.
It argued that the Electoral Act was unconstitutional because it prevented independent candidates from contesting elections at national and provincial levels.
While the effort to halt the elections was unsuccessful due to a lack of urgency, the Constitutional Court heard substantive arguments on the matter in August.
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