Elections and Democracy in Southern Africa

Policy Study

11/12/2014

Arnold Wehmhoerner provides an analysis of elections across the SADC region with a long view stretching from the end of the Cold War. A new dawn in democratic elections has not always heralded improved democratic practices as the politics of patronage heavily influences electoral outcomes. This article analyses SADC member states on a country-by-country basis to look at their performance in recent years. 

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