Ahead of the 8 May National Elections you would do well to acquaint yourself with the Political Parties registered on the National level for the elections.
Today we introduce you to: Front Nasionaal/Front National
They’re back! Despite taking a drubbing in the 2014 elections – winning just over 5,000 votes – the right-wing FN (Front Nasionaal / Front National)is returning to contest 2019’s polls. Prominent Afrikaner activist Dan Roodt appears to have exited the leadership team, with Daniel Lotter now at the helm. The FN wants a separate Afrikaner homeland and the implementation of Christian-nationalist principles. The party was responsible for a 2017 boycott of Spur restaurants after the steakhouse chain banned a white man for behaving aggressively towards a black woman. The boycott reportedly cost Spur millions, suggesting either that Afrikaner separatists are disproportionately fond of surf ‘n turf or that FN’s support base is larger now than previously was the case.
Front National (Afrikaans: Front Nasionaal, FN) is a South African centre right political party formed in late 2013 as a successor to the Federale Vryheidsparty. The party promotes Secession and Afrikaner self-determination. Front National strikes no distinction between English-speaking Whites and Afrikaners in South Africa.
On 24 April 2014, FN submitted a land claim to the Land Claims Commissioner in Pretoria on behalf of the Afrikaner nation. The new land claims process has not yet been finalised however.
Front National has civil affiliations with Boere Krisis Aksie (BKA), which is self-described as a “Politieke drukgroep vir selfbeskikking en wit belange in Suid Afrika”, translated as “[a] Political pressure group for self-determination and white interests in South Africa”.
Front National has media affiliations with South Africa Today (SAT).
Headquarters: Pretoria, Gauteng
Student wing: Front National Student Movement / Front Nasionaal Studente Beweging
Youth wing: Front Nationaal Jeug / Front National Youth
This information is gathered from the IEC and the above party website or publicly available documents.
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