The scandals surrounding President Zuma brought predictions of a rout for the ruling African National Congress, but it seems the controversy has not deterred ANC supporters. The emotional link to the liberation party is still strong and the party still attained a massive 62% of the vote, in spite of some slippage. The Democratic Alliance increased marginally nationwide but significantly in the Western Cape, indicating that race is still a strong determinant of voting behaviour in South Africa, although there has been some increase in support among urban black professionals.
Predictions of Zuma’s removal as ANC President will not now come to pass. His final term can be used to secure impunity for himself by grooming the most appropriate successor.
Meanwhile, industrial relations issues persist and threaten the future of the Tripartite Alliance in the aftermath of the elections.
Irish mental health services ‘too hospital-centric’
by Irish Examiner 23/03/2023
Irish Examiner article on FEPS and TASC policy study "Is an EU-wide approach to the Mental Health Crisis necessary?"
Ireland lacks key mental health services, report finds
by RTÉ 23/03/2023
RTÉ article on FEPS and TASC policy study "Is an EU-wide approach to the Mental Health Crisis necessary?"
‘No one is unemployable’: the French social experiment
by EUobserver 21/03/2023
EUobserver article on unemployment in the EU with a mention to FEPS' policy brief 'A Job Guarantee for Europe.'
Irak – 20 év után
by Mérce 20/03/2023
'Iraq - after 20 years' Mérce (HU) article by FEPS Secretary General, László Andor.
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