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IEC to consider party candidate lists

Political parties will know by next week whether their candidate lists meet IEC regulations.

Political parties will know by next week whether their candidate lists meet IEC regulations. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Political parties which have successfully registered their candidate lists for the 7 May elections will know by next Tuesday whether they have complied with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)'s regulations.

Various parties, including the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Agang SA, the Congress of the People (Cope) and controversial businessman Kenny Kunene's new party, the Patriotic Alliance, submitted their lists to the commission on Wednesday.

Parties will have until 24 March to make sure that they comply with the IEC's regulations before any objections to party candidates can be considered.

IEC CEO Mosotho Moepya says, "We will then receive objections, if there are any. They will be considered either by the commission or the courts and later on we will issue the certificate."

The lists will then be made available for inspection to those who wish to object to the selected candidates.