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What a coalition govt means for the South African voter

Some experts say the 8 May election could be a turning point in South African politics, adding that a coalition government is possible.

Political parties at the IEC code of conduct ceremony in Midrand. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

CAPE TOWN – Some experts say the 8 May election could be a turning point in South African politics, adding that a coalition government is possible.

But what would a coalition government mean for the South African voter and the economy?

An expert, citing Nelson Mandela Bay, says coalitions can become very unstable.

Mike Law, a political analyst and researcher, said: “It’s very difficult for the voter to decide where to put their vote and what this would mean for stability.”

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