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— Amid recriminations and celebrations, the final results of the 2016 local government elections showed that SA’s political landscape has been fundamentally altered, with the governing party’s share of the vote falling from 62% to 54%, and governing by coalition set to be the order of the day in key municipalities.(Business Day)

— With the United Democractive Movement (UDM) willing to form a coalition with the Democratic Alliance (DA), the latter would need just another two seats for an outright majority in the Nelson Mandela Bay metro.(News24)

— Having suffered significant losses, the African National Congress (ANC) is on a mission to enter into coalition talks so it can claw back power in the country’s 27 hung municipalities.(City Press) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana


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