DA retains Western Cape

The Democratic Alliance will govern the Western Cape for the next five years after vote counting in the province was completed on Friday (09/05/2014).

“There are no issues that concern the auditors. All the results slips are accounted for,” Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) provincial electoral officer Courtney Sampson said while announcing the provisional results.

The final count shows the DA winning 59.2 percent of the provincial vote, followed by the African National Congress with 33.04 percent support.

The Economic Freedom Fighters is now the third largest party in the province with 2.11 percent of the vote.

The African Christian Democratic Party support dropped to 1.03 percent.

The Congress of the People is unlikely to have any representation in the Western Cape legislature after slipping to 0.59 percent.

Al Jama-ah garnered 0.62 percent of the vote, and might get a seat in the legislature.

While this is the final count, the seat tally for the legislature will only be officially announced on Saturday.

“I do not have the authority, and this is not a declaration of results. The commission will officially announce the election results tomorrow, probably in Pretoria,” said Sampson. – Sapa

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