[DEBATE] : (Fwd) SACP W.Cape on elections
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Tue Sep 9 06:37:26 BST 2008
SACP reiterates call to go it alone at local level
Eric Naki, Sowetan, 8 September 2008
The SA Communist Party (SACP) in the Western Cape has called for the
party to go it alone in the next local government elections and for
provincial legislatures to be abolished.
Also the region wants all party members deployed in government,
parliament, provincial legislatures and municipalities to account
directly to the SACP instead of to the ANC.
“As the party we should conclude an agreement with the ANC within the
Alliance prior to the elections that the 2009 elections be fought on the
basis of a 70 percent to 30 percent allocation of seats between the ANC,
SACP and Cosatu.
“SACP candidates must be accountable to the SACP with the party having
the right within a broad alliance strategy to direct them as well as to
recall them,” the party resolved at the
SACP provincial council in Khayelitsha on Saturday.
The accountability issue reiterated the resolution taken at its 12th
national congress in Port Elizabeth last year.
“The state power question should be debated and located within the
context of the outcome of the December 2007 Polokwane ANC National
Conference as well as the ground breaking national Alliance summit held
in May 2008.”
The party said its deployees in government, parliament and municipal
councils could not advance a socialist-oriented revolution under the ANC.
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