How did the ANC make such grounds in the strife-torn North West?

- | 7 months ago

The victory in the province, just like nationally for the party, came amid a slight drop in total number of voters comes. 44% of voter turnout was seen in the North West where only 1 012 073 votes were cast from the total of 1 702 728 registered voters.

It breaks down to 994 064 of valid votes against 18 009 spoilt votes. A loss of a seat or two for the ANC means additional seats for the opposition and this time it is the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Freedom Front Plus (FF+).

The latter will continue its status as majority opposition party having recorded an improvement from 12% in 2014 to 17% this time around which will add to the five seats they had previously held.

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