ANALYSIS | Mari Harris: Age, gender and race: What do the main parties' supporters look like?

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The writer has broken down the profiles of each of the main parties' supporters ahead of the municipal elections.
The writer has broken down the profiles of each of the main parties' supporters ahead of the municipal elections.
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Different political parties appeal to different "audiences", but these features are not stagnant, and over time, it is possible to see a shift in the support bases of parties. Ipsos director Mari Harris analyses the demographic support bases of the three biggest political parties in South Africa - the ANC, DA and EFF. 

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