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The DA is the least diverse party

2014-04-23 07:20
Kolobe Kolobenyana Comments: 66 Article views: 2970

I was driven by a nauseating noise coming from the Democratic Alliance(DA) that they are the most diverse political party to give my opinion.  

A recent IPSOS study indicates that 50% of DA voters are white, 27% are coloured, 20% are black and 3% are Indian. The same study indicates that 96% of ANC voters are black, 2% are coloured and 2% Indian. Further 99% of EFF voters are black and only 1% are white. The other parties make near insignificant number of voters in form of parliament seats.

What the numbers reveal is almost every white person in South Africa eligible to vote votes for the DA. This makes white voters not the most diverse in South Africa as they are the least spread across the spectrum.     

The fact that the majority of DA voters are the least spread across the vote spectrum makes the DA the least diversified. It is an extremely worrying trend that whites who make 12% of the population make 50% of the DA vote. The lack of political integration is quite worrying raising questions of policy intention in the DA.

The statistics are too skewed in the bigger picture definitely making the DA the least diversified.  Why would you consider a political party the most diversified when it is mostly compromised of the least diversified voters?



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