Thursday, May 08, 2014

Results streaming in steadily for the Western Cape

Lusanda Bill
08 May 2014

The Independent Electoral Commission said 62 ballot papers were printed for the elections provincial and nationally and 29 political parties are contesting these results.

25,362,179 South Africans were registered to vote with about 22 000 polling stations across the country opened on Election Day. 

Results are being captured with the latest figures showing that the Democratic Alliance leading the pack in the Western Cape with 58.01%, African National Congress second with 33.17% and new kid on the block Economic Freedom Fighters with 2.12%. 

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille said looking at the results so far she is very grateful that the people of the Western Cape seems like they are ready for the DA to govern in the province for the next five years.

De Lille said for the next five years they are promising 1 million internships inside government and the DA will be working hard to create an environment where jobs can be obtain especially from the youth.

ANC Provincial Leader Marius Fransman also shared his views on the results saying he is seeing an increase of about 32% since the 2009 elections.

Fransman said the strategy of the ANC which he labels as path to power, connect and reconnect with ordinary people has worked but the big question is has the strategy worked.

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