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Archive for Contemporary Affairs: Speeches

Leon, AJ (Tony)

Speeches delivered by Tony Leon, MP for Democratic Party, Houghton 1989; Chairman of the Bill of Rights Commission 1990 – 1994; advisor to the Convention for a Deocratic South Africa (CODESA) and delegate to the multi-party negotiations that led to the end of apartheid and establishment of a multi-party democracy in 1994; at the 1994 general elections again elected to Parliament in the first democratic National Assembly, and leader of the Democratic Party; in 1999 he became Leader of the Opposition as the DP took 38 seats. After the 2004 general elections, the Democratic Alliance under Leon had a vote increased by 2.8%.

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