DA's motion of dissolving Parly has no chance of success - Pierre de Vos

The Democratic Alliance has announced that it intends to table a motion to dissolve the National Assembly in terms of Section 50 of the Constitution.

This follows a failed motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday.

EWN Parliamentary correspondent Gaye Davis says the DA wants the majority of MPs to back the motion to dissolve the National Assembly.

Read: DA announces plan B to oust President Jacob Zuma

But the DA has not got the support of smaller parties including the EFF, UDM and Cope. They won't back such a motion.

Gaye Davis, EWN parliamentary reporter

The chances of this motion, unless the DA is able to persuade them to support it, looks as though it's dead in the water.

Gaye Davis, EWN parliamentary reporter

Constitutional law expert, Professor Pierre de Vos, says what the DA is proposing has absolutely no chance of ever being successful.

He says they would need 201 MPs to vote to dissolve Parliament meaning about 50 - 60 ANC MPs will have to vote for early elections, which de Vos thinks is never going to happen.

They can table it, they have the right to do so, but it's never going to pass.

Prof Pierre de Vos Claude Leon Foundation Chair in Constitutional Governance at the University of Cape Town

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