What does a battered and bruised DA and a bigger and louder EFF mean for the political scene now? While President Cyril Ramaphosa and his soon-to-be-revealed cabinet are the centre of focus after the elections, the newly configured opposition will also have a lot to do with determining the political agenda for the next five years.  In a week, the National Assembly will sit for the first time when the newly minted members of parliament will be sworn in by chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. This will also be the day when the speaker and deputy speaker are elected. Thereafter, the ANC will nominate Ramaphosa for the position of president — which he will, of course, graciously accept. So how will the opposition respond to this? Will the DA, still smarting from it poor performance at the polls, sit it out or nominate its leader Mmusi Maimane for the position? Will the expanded EFF caucus propose Julius Malema as a presidential candidate to show it is ready to take Ramaphosa on from the get-g...

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