Pretoria – Freedom Front Plus leader Pieter Mulder believes his party has received “incredible support” in the 2014 elections, and has taken votes away from the DA which had “put its cannons on us”.
The party did well in Gauteng and gained a seat in the North West, he said.
On Friday afternoon, the party was placed seventh in the national results, with 163 000 votes.
Mulder said that as parties such as the DA grow larger, they are less able to cater for specific interests of voters, such as affirmative action or the interests of minorities.
As people understand the proportional representation system, they see that the FF+ offers the best of both worlds, Mulder told News24 at the IEC’s national results operations centre on Friday morning.
He believes the party can fight for a specific agenda on behalf of minority voters, but can also co-operate in a coalition against the ANC. “We are definitely a party for minority interests,” he said.