The Freedom Front Plus is on track to become the biggest success story of the election as it has shown significant growth and defied the electoral trajectory of other smaller parties. With more than 59% of the national vote counted on Thursday, the indications were that the opposition benches in the National Assembly would look decidedly different in terms of the smaller parties.  Parties such as the Congress of the People, Agang, the African People’s Convention and the Pan Africanist Congress were annihilated at Wednesday’s polls. This while new parties such as Good and the African Transformation Movement were set to make their way to parliament. But the most extraordinary tale coming from the smaller parties was the growth of the FF Plus, which in the previous elections won only four seats.

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