DA elections test for new party leader

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- mg.co.za | 2 weeks ago

The Democratic Alliance’s most important decision- making body — its federal executive — will meet next week to elect a new chairperson, and unpack the party’s disappointing showing in this year’s national elections.

A report will also be tabled, which could recommend that its current leadership be removed. The meeting is increasingly being seen as a precursor for a battle for the party leadership in 2021.

Former DA leader Helen Zille, who moved to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) from the party, announced her decision to stand as chairperson days after the IRR backed Western Cape premier Alan Winde to replace Mmusi Maimane, setting the scene for a drive to oust the party’s current leader.

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