ANC not threatened by smaller parties in 2016 poll - Joburg mayor

2015-06-24 21:18
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Johannesburg - Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau doesn't see a threat from smaller political parties leading up to next year's local government elections.

He said although the ANC had experienced a dent during the 2014 national elections, they would bounce back as they had always done.

"We have seen in electoral trends that the emergence of new parties, particularly from within the ANC, immediately after these parties have been established [it] does make a dent on voter patterns and we have recovered after that. And we expect a similar recovery."

The African National Congress had garnered 53.59% of votes in Gauteng, less than the 64.04% support it enjoyed in 2009.

Gauteng was the ANC’s worst provincial performance in 2014.

Tau said it was important to note that although the number of votes for the ANC in the province had reduced somewhat, they did not go to its main oppostion, the Democratic Alliance.

"They had a 2% drop in Johannesburg for example, but people don't talk about that."

He said just as the United Democratic Movement (UDM) which was formed by former members of the ANC in 1997 and the Congress of the People (Cope) in 2008, the hype around Economic Freedom Fighters - founded in 2013 - would eventually subside.

"Our observation and recent surveys do indicate, as we've looked at electoral trends in the country... [that] immediately after these parties are established they tend to have a dent, but then that subsides after those elections."

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