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DA retains W Cape after count completed

2014-05-09 13:49

Cape Town - The Democratic Alliance will govern the Western Cape for the next five years after vote counting in the province was completed.

"There are no issues that concern the auditors.

"All the results slips are accounted for," Electoral Commission provincial electoral officer Courtney Sampson said while announcing the provisional results on Friday.

The final count shows the DA winning 59.2% of the provincial vote, followed by the African National Congress with 33.04%.

The Economic Freedom Fighters is now the third largest party in the province with 2.11 percent of the vote.

The African Christian Democratic Party support dropped to 1.03%.

Declaration

The Congress of the People is unlikely to have any representation in the Western Cape legislature after slipping to 0.59%.

Al Jama-ah garnered 0.62% of the vote and might get a seat in the legislature.

While this is the final count, the seat tally for the legislature will only be officially announced on Saturday.

"I do not have the authority, and this is not a declaration of results.

"The commission will probably officially announce the election results in Pretoria on Saturday," said Sampson.

- SAPA
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