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DA hold KZN opposition lead

2014-05-09 05:45
(File, Sapa)

Pretoria - The DA held a slim lead over the Inkatha Freedom Party on the provincial ballot in KwaZulu-Natal in the race to become the official opposition in the province, according to election results from the Electoral Commission of SA.

While the ANc, by 05:13 on Friday, appeared to have secured a resounding victory in the province with 64.48% of the vote, the DA led the IFP by 0.92% in the race for second place.

The DA had won 423 608 votes (12.16%), versus the IFP's 391 679 votes (11.24%).

If the DA do become the official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal, it will be the first time ever they have done so.

A reason could be the National Freedom Party, launched by former IFP chairperson Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi in the beginning of 2011, which has received 266 230 votes, possibly cutting into the IFP's base.

In the 2009 provincial elections in KwaZulu-Natal, the IFP came second behind the ANC with 22.4%, while the DA came third with 9.15%.

The vote count by early on Friday morning was 95.13% in the province.

Follow the results LIVE.

- SAPA
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