POLL: What is the most significant aspect of the upcoming first sitting of parliament?

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo announced that the first sitting of the newly-elected parliament will be on Friday, June 14th, to elect the President, Speaker, and Deputy Speaker, while the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will hold its first sitting on Saturday, June 15th, to elect the Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson, Business Tech reports. The ANC, for the first time, does not hold a majority in parliament, having lost significant support to Jacob Zuma’s uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) Party. Due to the MK Party’s planned boycott, arrangements for its MPs were cancelled to avoid unnecessary expenditure. Provincial legislatures must also meet within 14 days of the election results to elect their respective Speakers and Premiers.

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