ANC Welcomes Five Parties into Government of National Unity

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The African National Congress (ANC) has officially welcomed five political parties to form a Government of National Unity (GNU), highlighting their shared agenda for the country.

The ANC, Democratic Alliance (DA), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), GOOD, and Patriotic Alliance (PA) collectively hold 273 seats in the National Assembly, accounting for 68% of the legislature.

Despite only receiving 40.1% of the national vote in the May general election, the ANC has reinforced its influence through smart alliances.

eNCA reports that the coalition intends to support the ANC’s vision for South Africa and prevent the opposition from undermining it.

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In a statement, the ANC highlighted that the door remains open for further discussions with other parties.

“We have not closed the door on the GNU. Discussions with other parties are ongoing.”

Parties that have yet to join the GNU are encouraged to reevaluate their stance and work together for the greater interest of the nation.

“Talks with other parties are continuing to foster inclusivity. The ANC once again invites political parties that have chosen to define themselves outside of these efforts to reconsider and join the GNU.”

Fikile Mbalula, party secretary-general, spoke to the media, stating that despite political disputes, the country’s democracy is improving.

“We have achieved significant milestones by electing a Parliament after the elections. Despite our differences and internal opposition, we have demonstrated to the world that South Africa is not a failed democracy.”It is evolving and reaching the level of an advanced democracy. On the African continent and globally, Nelson Mandela was smiling on us yesterday, seeing that the vision he set in 1994 to move South Africa forward is still alive today.”

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