Goliath's victory

SOURCE: Electionsynopsis
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): R.Southall
KEYWORDS: AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC), ELECTIONS
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 3088

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Abstract

There was never any doubt that the ANC would win the 2004 election by a large margin. However, argues Southall it is the nature and extent of the victory which has confounded and astounded analysts and observers. He offers a number of explanations for the unexpected triumph of the ANC, including the form and content of its campaign, and the weak and fluid dynamics of the opposition.