Talking Point 9.3.2018 05:10 pm

Can Ramaphosa centre the ANC and quell opposition parties?

Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC’s dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over coming months.

These are early days for the new Cyril Ramaphosa-led government in South Africa. Two crucial and inter-related strategic challenges face the new president: to consolidate support within the African National Congress (ANC), and to consolidate the ANC’s position as the dominant party in time for the 2019 national elections, seeking to reverse the decline it had experienced under Jacob Zuma.

Can Ramaphosa centre the ANC and quell opposition parties?
Can Ramaphosa centre the ANC and quell opposition parties?

Can Ramaphosa centre the ANC and quell opposition parties?

Meeting the challenges from the opposition will strengthen the ANC’s dominance. How well its new leadership copes will become clearer over coming months.

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