Keep It Straight and Simple Party

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Keep It Straight and Simple Party
AbbreviationKISS Party
LeaderClaire C. Gaisford
FoundedFebruary 1994 (1994-02)
HeadquartersHeidelberg, Gauteng
IdeologyClassical liberalism
Political positionCentre-right

The Keep It Straight and Simple Party (known simply as the KISS Party) is a minor South African classical liberal political party. It was founded by Claire C. Gaisford in 1994, when the first nonracial democratic elections were held in South Africa after the end of Apartheid and white minority rule. After being dormant in the 1999 parliamentary elections, the party resurfaced in the April 14, 2004 elections.[1]

Electoral Performance[edit]

The party has consistently placed very low in elections.

Election Votes % Seats
2014 4,294 0.02 -
2009 5,440 0.03 -
2004 6,514 0.04 -
1994 5,916 0.03 -

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mungai, Christine (9 December 2014). "KISS, Woodcutters Rally; meet Africa's fringe and eccentric political parties". Mail and Guardian. Retrieved 16 June 2016.