Federal Alliance (South Africa)

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The Federal Alliance (Afrikaans: Federale Alliansie) was a small South African political party that contested the South African general election in 1999. The party was led by business magnate Louis Luyt, and founded in 1998.[1] They later joined the Democratic Party and the New National Party to form the Democratic Alliance[2] but eventually broke away. The party did not contest the general election in 2004, instead fielding two candidates to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature on the DA's electoral lists. The FA gained these two seats in 2005 when the MPLs defected during the floor crossing window. This soured its relationship with the DA[3] and ended all co-operation between the two parties.

In 2007 the FA instead joined the Freedom Front Plus with leader Dr. Pieter Mulder.[4]

Election results[edit]

Election Votes % Seats
1999 86,704 0.54 2


  1. ^ "Former South African rugby head forms political party." BBC News, Wednesday, September 30, 1998.
  2. ^ "South Africa's political parties". South Africa.info. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Defections cost 80 000 votes - DA". News24. 2 September 2005. 
  4. ^ "FF+ and FA join forces". Mail and Guardian. Retrieved February 2, 2013. 

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