Elections 2014: DA support could increase

By Drum Digital
09 May 2014

Support for the Democratic Alliance could increase by over five percent in the fifth national democratic elections.

Support for the Democratic Alliance could increase by over five percent in the fifth national democratic elections with more than 90 percent of votes counted on Friday morning.

According to early results, the DA have 22.03 percent of the votes with 3,605,019 votes nationally in Wednesday's elections after 94.09 percent of votes had been counted.

In the 2009 elections, the DA received 16.66 percent of votes, while it received 12.37 percent of the votes in the 2004 elections.

According to the results at the Electoral Commission of SA's results centre in Pretoria on Friday morning, the African National Congress had 62.51 percent of the votes by 6am with 10,228,644 votes.

In the 2009 elections the ruling party won with 65.9 percent of the votes.

In 2004, the ANC won with 69.69 percent compared to the 66.35 percent in 1999 and the 62.65 percent in 1994.

On Friday, the early results indicated that the new kids on the block, the Economic Freedom Fighters were in third place with 5.95 percent of the votes and 973,369 votes.

The Inkatha Freedom Party had 404,692 (2.47 percent) votes according to Friday morning's early results.

The National Freedom Party remained in fifth place with 1.64 percent of the national votes.

The results centre was quiet on Friday morning with tired party officials and media waiting for the results to be updated. Shortly after 5.30am police took sniffer dogs through the centre.

A total of 16,362,869 votes had been counted. - Sapa

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