The “Cyril Ramaphosa effect” has bolstered ANC support in the national assembly across all nine provinces as opposition voters split their vote to support the ANC, retaining provincial votes for their own parties. As results stream in, the trend of the split ballot is evident across the board with both the DA and EFF supporters sacrificing their national vote to the ANC. The DA also bled votes to the Freedom Front-Plus (FF+) nationally in some provinces, although the effect is not as marked.

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