Are South Africa's elections a racial census?

SOURCE: Electionsynopsis
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Habib, S.Naidu
KEYWORDS: ELECTIONS, RACIAL SEGREGATION
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2608

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Abstract

Habib and Naidu ask whether South African citizens choose to vote in terms of identity, or whether political parties give them no choice but to do so. Evidence suggests a discrepancy between the electorate's partisan identifications and their voting intentions. How can this discrepancy be explained?