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More parties submit election lists

2014-03-12 18:32
Pretoria - The UDM, Agang SA and Azapo submitted their candidate lists for the general elections to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) head office by 15:30 on Wednesday.

United Democratic Movement (UDM) national treasurer Thandi Nontenja said her party was contesting nationally and in all nine provinces.

"We are setting ourselves up to take two of those provinces," she said outside the IEC's office in Centurion.

She would not say which two provinces.

"We are hoping to perform better in these elections."

Nontenja and a colleague walked into Election House carrying three files containing the UDM's lists.

Azanian People's Organisation (Azapo) secretary general Lefoka Kganare said his party was excited to be contesting all nine provinces for the first time.

"This time around we very excited. We are hoping for improved performance and better results," he said.

The party's presidential candidate was Jake Dikobo.

Three Agang SA members walked into the IEC office carrying 16 file boxes with the party's logo on them.

Cope and PAC also handed in there lists.

The deadline for parties to submit their candidate lists and deposit cheques to contest the elections was 17:00 on Wednesday.

Those contesting elections nationally had to pay R200 000 and R45 000 for each province.

Earlier on Wednesday, the National Freedom Party, African Independent Congress and the Economic Freedom Fighters submitted their lists.

The IEC sent out a list earlier in the morning of parties who had already submitted.

They are:

African National Congress

Democratic Alliance

Inkatha Freedom Party

National Freedom Party

Freedom Front Plus

African People's Convention

Africa Unite Party

Minority Front

United Christian Democratic Party

Ubumbano Lwesiwe Sabangoni

Sindawonye Progressive Party

Al Jama-ah

South African Progressive Civic Organisation.

- SAPA
Read more on: agang sa  |  udm  |  iec  |  azapo  |  pretoria  |  politics  |  elections 2014

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