DA takes KZN second position

By Drum Digital
10 May 2014

IFP no longer official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal

The IFP lost its position as the official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal, according to preliminary results released on Friday.

The Inkatha Freedom Party took third place with 416,496 votes, which was 10.86%.

It lost out to the Democratic Alliance by 72,934 votes.

The DA became the official opposition with 489,430 votes, which was 12.76%.

In 2009, the IFP received 22.40% of the vote while the DA at the time garnered 9.15%.

Result capturing in the KwaZulu-Natal for the 2014 elections concluded on Friday evening. The African National Congress retained control of the province with a strong 2,475,041 votes, which was 64.52%.

This was up from 2009 when it received 2,192,516 votes, which was 62.95%.

KwaZulu-Natal is the ANC's biggest province and the home of its president, Jacob Zuma.

Newcomers the Economic Freedom Fighters took fifth place with 70,823 (1.85 %).

The IFP breakaway party, the National Freedom Party took fourth place with 280,425 votes (7.31%).

Voter turnout in the province this year was at 75.98%.

A total of 3,836,009 valid votes were counted.

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