Democracy South Africa : Evaluating the 1999 Election
Yvonne G. Muthien
HSRC Press, 1999 - Democracy - 134 pages
The 1999 election presented the HSRC with a number of opportunities for conducting election studies. These included measuring the shift in public perceptions and support in the run-up to the election, and conducting the first ever exit poll.
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Page 21 - Every citizen is free to make political choices, which includes the right (a) to form a political party; (b) to participate in the activities of, or recruit members for, a political party; and (c) to campaign for a political party or cause. (2) Every citizen has the right to free, fair and regular elections for any legislative body established in terms of the Constitution.
Page 22 - These are the questions we will attempt to answer in this chapter.
Page 20 - Membership of political parties decreased significantly since 1994. About one in five of the respondents was an active member of a political party shortly before the founding election of 1994.
Page 15 - Such findings corroborate one of the central tenets of the leading paradigm in social movement literature, namely resource...
Page 127 - Third Biennial International Conference of the Society of South African Geographers, Windhoek, Namibia, 5-9 July.
Page xi - TRC Truth and Reconciliation Commission UCDP United Christian Democratic Party UDM United Democratic Movement...
Page 132 - HSRC with the first major opportunity to test the strength of democratic consolidation since the 1994 election, and to set a valid benchmark for the evaluation of future elections.
Page x - ACDP African Christian Democratic Party ANC African National Congress AZAPO Azanian People's Organisation...