Karoo Gemeenskap Party

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The Karoo Gemeenskap Party (Afrikaans: Gemeenskap meaning "community") is a small South African regional political party which was formed in December 2010. In the 2011 municipal election, the KGP contested and won three out of seven seats in the council of the Prince Albert Local Municipality, while the African National Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA) each won two. It also held one seat on the council of the Central Karoo District Municipality, in which the ANC and the DA each held six. In both councils the KGP entered into a coalition with the ANC to control the municipality.[1][2] In the 2016 municipal election, the KGP won two out of seven seats in the council of the Prince Albert Local Municipality, while the DA won three and the ANC two. It also held two seats on the council of the Central Karoo District Municipality. In both councils the KGP entered into a coalition with the DA.[3]

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  1. ^ "Political composition of councils" (PDF). Western Cape Department of Local Government. August 2012. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Mortlock, Monique (8 July 2016). "DA confident of winning Prince Albert municipality". EWN. Retrieved 22 June 2017. The Karoo Gemeenskaps Party took control after the 2011 municipal elections, securing just over 50% of the votes. Since then it has governed the small town in coalition with the African National Congress. 
  3. ^ "Political composition of councils February 2017" (PDF). Western Cape Department of Local Government. February 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2017.