New Free State DA boss elected

2012-09-15 18:46

DA MP Patricia Kopane has been elected the new provincial leader in the Free State at the DA’s provincial conference in Bloemfontein.

She succeeds Roy Jankielsohn.

Dr Annelie Lotriet, the party’s spokesperson for higher education and training and an MP, was elected provincial chairperson.

DA leader Helen Zille congratulated the party representatives for growing the voter numbers in the province.

She said the party got 12% of the votes in 2009 and in 2011 they got 20% of the votes in the province.

However, she said hard work lies ahead to reach the new target of 30.9% votes in 2014.

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