EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

The South African Election of 2009

Roger Southall () and John Daniel ()

Africa Spectrum, 2009, vol. 44, issue 2, 111-124

Abstract: South Africans voted in their country.s fourth democratic general election on 22 April 2009. The African National Congress (ANC) again secured a substantial victory. It might seem that the 2009 Elections proved to be .business as usual.. Yet such a conclusion is unjustified, for events had conspired to generate excitement about this particular contest, which rivalled that leading up to the .liberation election. of 1994. The reasons for this were several, but the most important revolved around Jacob Zuma, who had risen to the presidency of the ANC in December 2007, and the formation of a new party of opposition, the Congress of the People (COPE), by dissidents from within the ANC. In the elections, however, the ANC reasserted its dominance. Even so, the results of the 2009 election at national and provincial level indicate change. The ANC has maintained its electoral dominance, yet its grip on the electorate has been somewhat weakened, while the opposition . although remaining very much in the minority . has consolidated.

Keywords: State; Elections; ANC (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010-01
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://hup.sub.uni-hamburg.de/giga/afsp/article/view/127/127 (application/pdf)

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:gig:afjour:v:44:y:2009:i:2:p:111-124

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.giga-hamburg.de/afrika-spectrum

Access Statistics for this article

More articles in Africa Spectrum from Institute of African Affairs, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Andreas Mehler ().

 
Page updated 2017-09-29
Handle: RePEc:gig:afjour:v:44:y:2009:i:2:p:111-124