DA in no hurry to conclude coalitions with smaller parties in WC
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 10:59:15
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it is in no hurry to conclude coalition agreements with smaller parties in the Western Cape.
This after the party failed to get an outright majority in 26 municipalities in the province.
DA Federal Chairperson, James Selfe says they are currently meeting with leaders of other parties in Johannesburg.
“There are municipality by municipality negotiations that are going on at the moment. There are provisional agreements that have been arrived at a number of different municipalities. However, most political parties in some of the municipalities that have representatives in the Western Cape have asked that these arrangements get ratified on a countrywide basis because some of them have knock-on effects.”
Meanwhile, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has said it will only consider entering into municipal coalitions with the African National Congress (ANC) if President Jacob Zuma is removed. The DA and the ANC both received less than 50% of the vote in the Tshwane, Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni Metros and are seeking help from smaller parties to govern there.
The EFF has emerged as kingmakers and is in the position to wield power in metro councils.
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