Amusingly, these proposals end off with "but we also need more active citizenry." Where we already have a blended PR/geographical constituency system (local govt), how many know the name or even the party of their ward councillor? How many ward committees actually function?
RT @PolityZA
On Politics 360 Political Analyst @EbrahimFakir explains what the direct election of the President means, how it would work and how it would differ fr…


So it's a chicken & egg problem. For starters, why don't citizens simply require the books of parties be open? Funders & voters basically compete for influence in a party, so voting without transparency is like signing a blank cheque.

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