ANC ahead in all but one province

2011-05-19 10:10

The ANC was leading the provincial election race in eight of South Africa’s nine provinces.

With just over 50% of all votes having been declared, the DA was the only other political party to lead a province – the Western Cape it is governing, with 49.3% of the vote.

With just below 1 million votes being declared, the ANC attracted 35% of votes in the Western Cape, followed by Cope on 2%.

The ANC is leading the way in the Eastern Cape with 73.6% of the vote, followed by the DA’s 17%.

Although the race for Nelson Mandela Bay municipality was tight, the ruling party took the majority of wards in the rest of the province.

In Mpumalanga the ANC was leading with 67.2%, followed by the DA’s 15.3%.

In the Northern Cape the governing party attracted 62% of votes declared and the DA 21.5%.

Cope was lagging behind on 11.4%.

In the North West the ANC stood on 55.7% and the DA on 22.7%, and in KwaZulu-Natal, President Jacob Zuma’s home province, the ANC had 54.6% of the vote and the Inkatha Freedom Party 17%.

Former IFP leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi’s National Freedom Party stood on 10.5% of the provincial vote at 11am.

In the Free State the ANC had 68.5% of votes, followed by the DA on 24.5%, and in Limpopo 54% of declared votes had gone to the ANC, followed by the DA’s 9%.

In Gauteng, where thousands of votes still had to be declared, the ANC was leading with 53%, followed by the DA on 30%.

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