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Elections 2024: Political parties petition Ramaphosa over Electoral Matters Amendment Bill

# Several political parties, including the African Christian Democratic Party, the DA, and the African Transformation Movement, have jointly petitioned president Cyril Ramaphosa to refer the Electoral Matters Amendment Bill back to the National Assembly for reconsideration. Ramaphosa is urged to delay the bill’s implementation pending further review. The parties argue certain aspects of the bill are unconstitutional, particularly its impact on the allocation of public funding to political parties, including independent candidates. They believe the bill’s provisions would have disastrous consequences for smaller political parties.