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Of the 34 parties contesting the Western Cape provincial elections, 28 received less than 1% of the votes. With 98% of the results captured in the province, the top six parties are the DA (55.63%), ANC (28.47%), EFF (3.99%), Good (3%), ACDP (2.67%), and Freedom Front-Plus (1.58%) on a turnout of 66% of the 3.1-million registered voters. This is 6% lower than the 2014 elections.

The final, verified outcome is expected to be announced on Saturday by the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) in Pretoria. Seats in the provincial legislature are determined on the basis of a complex formula. DA MP Greg Krumbock, who is familiar with the workings of the formula, said it is “unlikely” that parties with less than 1% of the vote will achieve representation in the 42-seat provincial legislature. Western Cape provincial IEC electoral officer Courtney Sampson noted that the 66% turnout could represent more individual voters than the 2014 elections.  DA premier candidate Alan Winde said he was ...

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