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WATCH: Political parties say they are ready for the coming elections

Political parties say that they are ready for the coming elections. Speaking to News24 at the IEC elections launch at the Gallagher Convention Centre, the leaders also urged those eligible to vote to go register on January 26 and 27. The elections will take place in May, with President Cyril Ramaphosa yet to declare the official date.

At least 47 new political parties had recently registered. That brings the number of registered parties to 285, while about 30 other parties are still in the application process, the IEC said. Only parties that pay a R200 000 deposit to contest the national elections, and R45 000 for each province, will be eligible to contest the elections.
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