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The next election

5 December 2008

The Shrieking Man has some interesting comments on the current state of South African politics as we prepare for next year’s general election. Things seem to be in a state of flux, when a recent survey on the president’s performance producing an unusually high proportion of “don’t knows”.

Anyway, here’s The Shrieking Man’s table of ideologies for the established parties:

Party Percentage of vote in 2004 Professed ideology
ANC 69% 60% social democracy, 30% neoliberalism, 10% black consciousness.
DA 10% 60% neoliberalism, 40% white supremacy
IFP 6% 50% neoliberalism, 40% Zulu supremacy, 10% black consciousness.
UDM 2% 100% humbug
FF+ 1% 90% white supremacy, 10% social democracy.

I wonder how he classifies the Independent Democrats. It’s probably too soon to guess what COPE will be like.

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