Country Report Swaziland January 2008

The political scene: Political parties plan for the 2008 election

Various parties are already planning for the 2008 national elections, even though they do not yet know whether they will be contesting as parties or nominating individuals to stand for them. The biggest challenge for these organisations is to increase their support in the various areas dominated by traditionalists; hence, much of their activity will be focused on raising their profiles in these areas. Sive Siyinqaba Sibahle Sinje, a moderate political move-ment, has openly marketed itself in the media, and the Inhlava Forum has approached the SFTU with regard to forming an alliance as it prepares for a multiparty system.

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