Friday, February 14, 2020
African opposition strategies.
Opposition parties have begun to adopt a more aggressive set of strategies to challenge ruling parties in countries where key democratic institutions have historically demonstrated a bias in favour of the ruling party. This includes discrediting elections, holding sustained mass protests and increasing pressure on the courts and international donors to intervene in their favour. These tactics have highlighted the democratic shortcomings of political systems in countries that hold elections but retain many features of authoritarian rule. They have also led to a more confrontational form of politics, polarising public opinion.