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DA steps in as official opposition in KZN

2014-05-09 20:25
(Photo: AFP)
Pretoria - The IFP lost its position as the official opposition in KwaZulu-Natal, according to preliminary results released on Friday.

The IFP took third place with 416 496 votes, which was 10.86%.

It lost out to the DA by 72 934 votes.

The DA became the official opposition with 489 430 votes, which was 12.76%.

In 2009, the IFP received 22.40% of the vote while the DA at the time garnered 9.15%.

Result capturing in the KwaZulu-Natal for the 2014 elections concluded on Friday evening.

The ANC retained control of the province with a strong 2 475 041 votes, which was 64.52%.

This was up from 2009 when it received 2 192 516 votes, which was 62.95%.

KwaZulu-Natal is the ANC's biggest province and the home of its president, Jacob Zuma.

Newcomers the Economic Freedom Fighters took fifth place with 70 823 (1.85%).

The IFP breakaway party, the National Freedom Party took fourth place with 280 425 votes (7.31%).

Voter turnout in the province this year was at 75.985.

A total of 3 836 009 valid votes were counted.

Check out the party results maps here.

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