National Assembly passes controversial electoral amendment bill amid protests from opposition parties

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The National Assembly has passed the Electoral Amendment Bill with 232 voting in favour of the Bill.

Those in support were the ANC, EFF, PAC, Al Jama Ah and the National Freedom Party.

The DA, ACDP, IFP and COPE voted against it. The Bill seeks to give independent candidates the right to participate in the National and Provincial Elections. The Constitutional Court declared the Electoral Act unconstitutional as it required that adult citizens may only be elected to the National Assembly and provincial legislatures only through their membership of political parties.

Written by: Keenan Williams

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