The smaller political parties are flexing their muscles as kingmakers and are laying down their terms for entering coalitions with either the ANC or DA to run the country's hung metros and other municipalities.A meeting of senior representatives of the UDM, EFF, COPE and the United Front has resulted in the publication of a list of points considered by the parties as non-negotiable in coalition discussions.These include service delivery, budget reviews and constitutional reform.The publication of the "collective view", as it is known, follows hints by DA Tshwane mayoral candidate Solly Msimang that negotiations on forming a coalition to govern the capital might be extended to talks on a national agreement that would also create coalition governments in Johannesburg and Ekurhuleni.Neither the DA nor the ANC has sufficient votes to govern alone in Tshwane, Johannesburg or Ekurhuleni.The DA has said that it has begun negotiations with other parties.UDM leader Bantu Holomisa, who yester...

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