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S. A’s Ramaphosa seeks coalition as party loses majority seat

Author: BBC | Published: Sunday, June 2, 2024

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The ANC, once led by Nelson Mandela, hit by worst election result since apartheid ended 30 years ago

It is now official that the party has lost its majority in the National Assembly for the first time

The distribution of seats in the 400-member parliament directly reflects the vote sh

The electoral commission has announced how the seats will be distributed in the 400-member National Assembly – they are shared out in direct proportion to the vote:

Here are the top parties:

  • ANC – 159 seats
  • DA- 87 seats
  • MK – 58 -seats
  • EFF – 39 seats
  • IFP – 17 seats
  • PA – 9 seats

The remainder of the seats went to smaller parties.

This confirms that the ANC will have to go into a coalition to form the next government.

Results board
In his first comments, President Cyril Ramaphosa says ‘our people have spoken whether we like it or not’.

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