"The story goes that a foreign journalist interviewed President Perón during the peak of his first ‘democratic dictatorship’ (1946-1955). He asked Perón to describe the Argentine political scene. In his affable and convincing tone, the president answered: ‘Close to 40% are conservatives, then we have the radicals, near 30%, they are a centrist party founded in 1890; we also have the socialists, also moderate, around 10%, we also have some Christian Democrats and some Liberals …’ the journalist interrupted, ‘Excuse me Mr President, aren’t you forgetting the Perónists?’ ‘Perónists? They are ALL Perónists!’ the president quipped wittingly." (Alejandro Chafuen; Forbes Magazine; October 2015)The EFF has, of late, been trying to put some serious political distance between itself and the DA, and in no uncertain terms. Most recently, this came in the form of scathing statement from national spokesperson, Mbuyiseni Ndlozi, in response to the DA’s suggestion that SA deny Robert Mugabe asylum....

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