South Africa

Freedom Front Plus

Published 12th May, 2014

The Freedom Front Plus or FF+ was founded on 1st March 1994 by Constand Viljoen as a splinter group from the right-wing Afrikaner People’s Front. The party describes itself as Right-wing and believes in Afrikaner nationalism, Christian Democracy and Classical Liberalism.

In the 1994 election the party, known then as Freedom Front, did quite well, taking nine seats in the new National Assembly but in 1999 they dropped to three seats.

In 2003 the Freedom Front along with the Conservative Party and the Afrikaner Eenheids Beweging decided to contest the 2004 election as one entity known as the Freedom Front Plus under the leadership of Pieter Mulder. The party won four seats which it retained in 2009.

After the 2009 election Pieter Mulder was appointed as Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries by the new ANC President Jacob Zuma.

In 2014 the party retained its four seats with a small increase in its overall vote bank.

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