Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Southern African ruling parties.
Longstanding ruling parties based upon former national liberation movements (NLMs) govern across most of Southern Africa. Despite persistent allegations of corruption, declining national economic performance and widening inequality, these parties have regularly been returned at the ballot box. However, as peace dividends wear off and electorates demand more of their elected representatives, incumbents must tread carefully, both to maintain party unity and to bolster electoral support.