Candidates for the DA Federal Congress announced

The Democratic Alliance will hold its sixth Federal Congress on 9 and 10 May 2015, at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Nelson Mandela Bay.

The highly respected leader of the DA in the Eastern Cape, Athol Trollip could become federal chairperson of the party.

The highly respected leader of the DA in the Eastern Cape, Athol Trollip could become federal chairperson of the party.

The Federal Congress is the highest decision-making body of the Party, and is made up of delegates who are ordinary members and public representatives from DA branches across the country.

Federal Congress and Federal Council are tasked with filling eight Federal Leadership positions.

Each of the elections will be conducted by secret ballot, and voting will be done using the single transferable voting system.

A total of 21 nominations have been received for the positions available. Any member of the party in good standing is allowed to be nominated, and nominations are in a member’s individual capacity and not on behalf of any branch or structure of the party.

The following members have been nominated for the positions described above:

Leader

Dr Wilmot James MP

Mr Mmusi Maimane MP

Mr Adrian Naidoo

Mr Morgan Oliphant

Federal Chairperson 

Mr Makashule Gana MP

Mr Masizole Mnqasela MPP

Mr Athol Trollip MPL

Deputy Federal Chairperson (three positions)

Councillor Michael Bond

Mr A.H. Maluleke

Mr Joe McGluwa MP

Dr Ivan Meyer MPP

Mr Stevens Mokgalapa MP

Ms Refiloe Ntsekhe MPL

Ms Desiree Van der Walt MP

Chairperson of Federal Council

Mr James Selfe (unopposed)

Deputy Chairperson of Federal Council

Mr Anthony Benadie MPL

Mr Adrian Naidoo

Mr Thomas Walters MP

Chairperson of the Federal Finance Committee

Mr Alf Lees MP

Mr Dirk Stubbe MP

Mr Andricus Van der Westhuizen MP

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