Then and now: comparing 2014 and 2009's election results

By Kirstin Buick
10 May 2014

There are a few major differences between the 2009 general election results and this year’s. Take a look at this comparison of the top 10 parties – are you happy with the way things have gone in 2014?

There are a few major differences between the 2009 general election results and this year’s. Take a look at this comparison of the top 10 parties.

2009

1. African National Congress (ANC)    11 650 748 votes,  65.9%

2.  Democratic Alliance (DA)    2 945 829 votes, 16.7%

3.  Congress of the People (COPE)    1 311 027 votes,  7.4%

4. Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)    804 260 votes,  4.5%

5. Independent Democrats (ID)    162 915 votes,  0.9%

6. United Democratic Movement (UDM)    149 680 votes,  0.8%
7. Vryheidsfront Plus (VF Plus)    146 796 votes,  0.8%
8. African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)    142 658 votes, 0.8%
9. United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP)    66 086 votes,  0.4%
10.  Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC)    48 530 votes, 0.3%

2014

1. African National Congress (ANC)  11 436 921 votes, 62.15%

2.  Democratic Alliance (DA)  4 091 584 votes, 22.23%

3. Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) 1 169 259 votes, 6.35%

4. Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)  441 854 votes, 2.40%

5. National Freedome Party (NFP) 288 742 votes, 1.57%

6.  United Democratic Movement (UDM)  184 636 votes, 1.00%

7.  Vryheidsfront Plus (VF Plus)  165 715 votes, 0.9o%

8.  Congress of the People (COPE)  123 235 votes, 0.67%

9.  African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)  104 039 votes, 0.57%

10. African Independent Congress (AIC) 97 642 votes, 0.53%

Sources: http://electionresources.org/, http://www.elections.org.za/resultsNPE2014/

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