Containing accountability

SOURCE: Electionsynopsis
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Southall
KEYWORDS: ELECTIONS, POLITICAL PARTIES
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2610

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Abstract

An anticipated decline in citizen involvement in the forthcoming election, may be attributed to popular perceptions that the ANC's party bosses favour political participation of the electorate, without wishing to be held accountable to voters. This is evinced by the retention of the current proportional representation system at national and provincial levels, as well as by the floor crossing legislation.