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Your 2014 Election Summary

2014-05-09 11:29
MikeHampton Comments: 0 Article views: 868

Zapiro never holds back!

Overnight, all parties dropped slightly as the EFF rose to 6.02%. If you think their figure small, think again because that equates to over 900 000 votes, a nod to populism, and the possibility of gaining 23 seats in parliament.

Controversy reigned in Gauteng when the ANC's lead dropped to 50%. At that stage, the scoreboard mysteriously slowed to an almost halt. The EFF crowd fowl and launched an objection, demanding the IEC release the results. By 5am the scoreboard had changed, reflecting the ANC at 52.71% of the vote and the DA with 31,58%. The EFF got 9.37%. If accusations of missing ballots are found to be false, the ANC will have held onto the province with almost half of South Africa's wealth. Conversely, imagine a 3% difference where the EFF and DA had aligned into a bizarre game-changer.

The City of Johannesburg, the grand municipal prize, may have the ANC in the lead with 45% but an alliance of smaller parties with the DA could, effectively, take control.The ANC has held onto a majority in Tshwane (Pretoria).

Smaller parties, notably, took a beating. AGANG never made it to the start and COPE became a footnote. The IFP's support was halved, a prime reason being the NFP (IFP rebels), entering the KZN political arena.

News services are sure to be hot with these stories today.

Negligible votes left to count. Here are the top 12 parties nationally, as at 6.20am:

  1. ANC - 62.49%
  2. DA - 22.0%
  3. EFF - 6.02%
  4. IFP - 2.46%
  5. NFP - 1.64%
  6. UDM - 1.05%
  7. VF PLUS 0.93%
  8. COPE - 0.69%
  9. ACDP - 0.56%
  10. AIC - 0.54%
  11. AGANG - 0.26%
  12. PAC - 0.20%

I will return later today, at, with blogs about the results in the Western Cape, Eden District and my hometown of Knysna.

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