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The National and Provincial Elections in South Africa, 2 June 1999

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These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the SecretaryGeneral, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.

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The Legal Framework and Preparations for the Elections

The 1999 elections were governed by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 1996, the Electoral Commission Act 1993 as amended in 1996, the Electoral Act 1996, the Public Funding of Represented Political Parties Act 1997, and the Independent Broadcasting Authority Act 1993. Electoral regulations made by the Electoral Commission under the Electoral Commission Act set out various details of procedure.

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