The new coalition government must act quickly to address the kingdom’s massive socio-economic problems, and restore faith in democracy.
In South Africa coalitions are weaponised as extensions of elections.
The new governing coalition enters office amid euphoria and excitement. There are great expectations it will end corruption and fix the ailing economy.
The existing electoral system has attracted extensive criticism for rendering elected representatives unaccountable to those who elected them.
After endless, futile negotiations with the Kabila camp, Tshisekedi appears to have finally recognised the limits of the coalition government and has lost patience.
Since the demand for resources far outmatches the patronage available, Lesotho’s political arena has become brutally competitive.
Coalitions work best when parties in the partnership are aligned politically.
Political mistrust is high as the country looks to the next municipal elections in 2021.
Successful coalition governance ultimately depends on political maturity and the ability to govern across divisions.
Polls indicate that South Africans are unlikely to totally abandon the African National Congress.
Two authors unpack the fragility of South Africa’s political parties and why democracy is a lifelong commitment.
Troubles in South Africa’s coalition-led local governments are affecting accountability, governance stability and service delivery.
Most universities do, in fact, mention academic freedom in several policy documents, such as enterprise bargaining agreements and other codes of conduct.
South African parties are recognising that coalition politics is now part of the political landscape and is here to stay.