The Democratic Alliance (DA)’s Federal Council on Sunday reached concord to proceed with a virtual federal congress conference on the 31 October and 1 November.
“The vote in favour of holding a virtual congress was supported by an overwhelming majority following a lengthy discussion on a range of aspects, including technical issues impacting on-line voting,” reads a statement from Ivan Meyer.
The party’s highest decision-making body outside of a federal congress, the Federal Council, met virtually this past weekend.
This happens due to covid-19 pandemic, however, it is believed that the current interm leader John Steenhuisen has already played vital role during this pandemic.
This means he stands chances to win the conference to become the official leader of DA after the conference.
They have reached a consensus to have the conference on 31 October and 1 November 2020.
“In preparation for the congress, the party’s professional staff will undertake an audit of the personal circumstances of every delegate.
“In order to make certain that each one is able to maximally participate in terms of the regulations covering the risk-adjusted strategy that may then be in force,” Meyer said.
The decision to hold a virtual conference was endorsed by the federal executive in May, but the proposal was not supported unequivocally.