The GOOD Party Leader Patricia De Lille says coalition governments can only succeed if there is trust and maturity among partners.
De Lille participated in the National Dialogue on Coalition governments at the Western Cape University in Cape Town.
Political parties represented in Parliament made their submissions in the two-day event which started on Friday.
The objective of the national dialogue is to develop a legal framework that would govern coalition governments in the country .
“Learning from the lessons around the world, coalitions work when there is maturity and trust. As GOOD we support coalitions. We are part of coalitions and our experience informed us that respect for your partners is key. Arrogance and hypocrisy of some political parties is the greatest threat to stable coalitions.”
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Meanwhile, ANC Secretary-General Fikile Mbalula says the party has a different view from those who may think that coalitions are part of a maturing or failing democracy.
Mbalula was speaking at the National Dialogue on Coalition Governments at the University of the Western Cape where he presented the ANC’s proposal on coalitions.
One of the objectives of the dialogue is to develop a legal framework to govern coalitions.