Zuma’s Party Wants To Stop The Country’s President From Being Elected By Parliament

Zuma’s Party Wants To Stop The Country’s President From Being Elected By Parliament

The third-largest political party in South Africa, led by former president Jacob Zuma, has filed court documents in an attempt to postpone Friday’s first Parliamentary session, which is meant to pick the nation’s president.

No one from Zuma’s uMkhonto weSizwe Party, which has 58 freshly elected lawmakers, is expected to be present at the meeting. The party has already complained to the Independent Electoral Commission, claiming that there were numerous anomalies in last month’s national elections. Slightly more than 14% of the vote went to the party.

The group, also known as MK, has not released any supporting documentation for its claims. According to the commission, all objections have been resolved.

The current legal action requests that the commission’s ruling that the election was free and fair be overturned and that the president be directed to hold a new election.

The dominant African National Congress party lost its majority in parliament in the election, marking the first time since the end of the apartheid era thirty years prior.

Currently, the ANC is working with different opposition parties to build a government of national unity.

The president of South Africa will be chosen by parliament based on the results of those negotiations. Zuma’s opponent, President Cyril Ramaphosa, is running for reelection to a second term.

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