THE Keep it Straight and Simple (KISS) party does not expect its electoral support to grow substantially this year, but has entered the race once again without having won enough support to win a seat in Parliament in the three elections it has contested since 1994.Party founder Claire Gaiford is pushing ahead and will be on the ballot on May 7, most likely for the last time.During this year’s polls, smaller political parties will not only compete with larger parties for support, but are also expected to pay the Electoral Commission (IEC) as much as R500,000 to contest the national elections.The deposit was less than R30,000 in 1994. Newcomer the Economic Freedom Fighters challenged this in court, but failed to get the lofty deposit scrapped.Ms Gaiford has contested every national democratic election, with the exception of the 1999 polls. An outspoken supporter of classic liberal traditions, she did not have kind words to describe the past 20 years of governance and the state of poli...

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