Maimane confirms he will stand for re-election as DA leader

Maimane confirms he will stand for re-election as DA leader

- Mmusi Maimane has confirmed that he will stand for re-election as the leader of the Democratic Alliance

- The DA will hold its elective conference in April this year

- Maimane said he believed the DA had achieved many successes under his leadership which motivated him to stand for re-election

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) will hold its elective conference in April this year. The official opposition party will elect new leadership to guide the party to the crucial 2019 general election.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has confirmed that he will stand for re-election as leader of the party. Maimane said the DA achieved many successes under his leadership which motivated him to seek another term as leader.

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The party officially opened the nomination process for new leaders last week. The conference is due to take place in Pretoria during the first week of April.

Briefly.co.za gathered that Maimane is expected to remain the leader of the party, under his leadership the party has grown and has become the governing party in several key metro’s including Johannesburg, Tshwane and Nelson Mandela Bay.

“We govern in more cities and we’ve been able to advance changes in those cities. I wanted to set up a policy unit and that work is nearly done,” Maimane said.

The DA will discuss internal policy changes which could include the creation of a deputy leader position, Maimane has indicated his opposition to the idea of a deputy leader.

Maimane said he did not want to create more centres of power within the party and pointed out that the proposal for a deputy lacked even a basic definition of what the role would entail.

The DA says the April conference will be the largest and most diverse in the history of the party.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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