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Democratic Alliance (DA)

PARTY PROFILE
The Democratic Alliance is South Africa's official opposition party. Formerly known as the Democratic Party (DP), espouses liberal democracy and free market principles. The Democratic Alliance is the result of many parties and movements coming together over the years and coalescing around the vision of an open opportunity society for all South Africans. In 2007 Helen Zille became the head of the party and now is the premier of the Western Cape. Its leader in parliament is Lindiwe Mazibuko, who leads a parliamentary caucus of 77 members.

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