The election in the Western Cape

Robert Mattes, Hermann Giliomee, Wilmot James

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The newly demarcated Western Cape province provided South Africa with one of its most interesting and exciting campaigns and elections of 1994. Three political parties (the African National Congress, the Democratic Party and the National Party) all entertained realistic hopes of either controlling or playing a major role in the new provincial government, since the regional balance of power was truly in doubt right up until – and due to the IEC, long after – polling day.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaunching Democracy in South Africa
Subtitle of host publicationThe First Open Election, April 1994
EditorsR.W. Johnson, Lawrence Schlemmer
Place of PublicationNew Haven
Number of pages60
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 1996


  • democracy
  • South Africa
  • democratic electoral contest

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