Interactive graphic – Parties’ gender and generational mix: Who walks the talk?

2014-04-07 19:40

How do political parties compare in terms of the gender and age spread of their election candidates?

Not surprisingly, Women Forward had the greatest proportion of female candidates in 2009 – at 85%. The South African Democratic Congress had the smallest proportion (18%).

The United Independent Front was the youngest party, based on median age (37 years). The Freedom Front Plus and the Al Jama-ah were on the opposite side of the spectrum, with a median age of 56 years. Both the DA and the ANC’s candidates had the same median age: 51 years. The ANC was, however, more equal in terms of gender representation, with 48% women.

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