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ANC worried about slide in votes

2014-05-11 09:02
Nomvula Mokonyane (Sapa)

Cape Town - The ANC will hold a two-day indaba to discuss the decline in votes following last week’s elections.

According to the Sunday Times, the Gauteng premier Nomvula Mokonyane said the party would hold a two-day brainstorming session to discuss the issue.

She also told the newspaper that they would discuss the issue of the Western Cape and that they would do some serious reflection on Gauteng, where the ANC’s majority slipped from 64% in 2009 to 53% last week.

The party however lost support in all provinces and saw a national decline from 65.9% in 2009 to 62.15% last week.

Increased support for DA

Meanwhile the Democratic Alliance increased its support nationally from 16.66% in 2009 to 22.22% (4 089 043 votes), while the Economic Freedom Fighters garnered the third highest support with 6.35% (1 160 208 vote).

Among the worst performers was the Congress of the People who had polled 7.42% in the last general elections, but decreased to a mere 0.67% (123 221 votes) this time around.

Despite predictions that the Inkhata Freedom Party would fare poorly at the polls, it received the fourth highest number of votes with 2.4% (441 853 votes). In a surprise result its breakaway party, the National Freedom Party of Zanele Magwaza-Misibi, came fifth with 1.57% (288 742 votes).

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