The EFF says it is aiming to govern in Gauteng, the North West and Limpopo after the May 8 general elections. The party is currently the official opposition in the North West and Limpopo, and is the third-largest party in Gauteng.  Gauteng is expected to be the main electoral battleground in the coming elections, with opposition parties hoping to push the ANC below the majority it currently holds. The ANC lost the key metros of Tshwane and Johannesburg and narrowly won Ekhuruleni via a coalition with the African Independence Congress. In all the ANC losses in the province, the EFF played the kingmaker role. It gave its support in the election of DA mayors in the Tshwane and Johannesburg metros and other smaller municipalities but did not form any formal coalitions. It also did not take up positions in the government.

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