Three opposition parties have raised objections to home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s list of nominated candidates for the Electoral Reform Consultation Panel, with two of them — the DA and IFP — voting against the list that will be submitted to the National Assembly for a vote on Thursday. 

The panel will investigate alternative electoral systems and propose reforms before the 2029 national and provincial elections. Its establishment was provided for in the Electoral Amendment Act, which made legal provision for the inclusion of independent candidates in the election...

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