Time running out for hung councils to get their coalitions sorted

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If politicians cannot get coalitions or working agreements together in the window period of 14 days after gazetting of the election results, South African local government politics may be in for a rough ride. The clock started ticking on Tuesday, with a dozen working days left before new councils must meet and elect office bearers that include a new mayor and speaker. If no common ground is found, there are a few potentially calamitous scenarios ahead and the party that runs the province may get a gap to assume control of a metro. Also Read: These are the hung councils…

Source: citizen