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EFF asks followers which party it should form coalitions with

2016-08-05 11:35

Pretoria – Amid talks of coalitions following the local government elections, the EFF on Friday asked its supporters on Twitter to vote on which party, if any, it should form a partnership with.

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"If EFF goes on a coalition, which party should we vote with?" the party asked on its official account.

The options given were: ANC, the DA, or abstaining.

More than 5 000 people took part by late Friday morning. The majority, 59%, went with the DA. Around 17% chose the ANC, while 24% said the EFF should abstain.

The EFF has been punted as the kingmakers, with the potential of entering into coalitions in the key metros of Nelson Mandela Bay, Johannesburg, and Tshwane.

In NMB, the DA currently had 46.4% of the vote, the ANC 41.9% and the EFF 5.1%.

In Tshwane, the DA had 43.54%, the ANC 41.89%, and the EFF 10.5%.

In Johannesburg, the ANC had 41.83% and the DA 41.71%.

Over 93% of the votes had been captured across the country by mid-morning.

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