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Reflections on the state of electoral democracy in South Africa

Multi-Stakeholder Conference of the Electoral Commission of South Africa

Reflections on the state of electoral democracy in South Africa

a report of the proceedings of the Multi-Stakeholder Conference of the Electoral Commission of South Africa, held at The Forum, Bryanston, Johannesburg, 8 to 10 October 2007.

by Multi-Stakeholder Conference of the Electoral Commission of South Africa

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Published by South Africa, Electoral Commission in Pretoria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy -- South Africa -- Congresses.,
  • Elections -- South Africa -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMulti-Stakeholder Conference :
    ContributionsSouth Africa. Independent Electoral Commission
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJF1051 .M86 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 154 p. :
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22667770M
    ISBN 109780621377583
    LC Control Number2008408523
    OCLC/WorldCa232540152

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