How do the recent 2019 South African Elections compare to 2014?

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- briefly.co.za | a week ago

- As ‘election season’ in SA starts to slow down after the announcement of the ANC’s win, it’s important to look at this year’s edition in context of previous statistics- While the ANC may have won the National Elections in both 2014 and 2019, statistics show that there were some explicit differences between the two events- One of the main differences pinpointed is a lower turn-out of voters for 2019, but a higher number of registered votersThe last couple of months have been a flurry of manifestoes, ballot boxes and press conferences, but now the 2019 South African Election period begins to wind down and citizens settle back into old routines.

With the African National Congress (ANC) winning the National Election and Cyril Ramaphosa announced as the president of SA, many voters have been left satisfied. The question is: how do these recent elections compare to those held 5 years ago, in 2014?In order to understand our country and our democracy better, it’s important to have a look at the habits of voters.

News24 reported that, oddly enough, even though there were more South Africans who registered to vote this year, there were less people who actually turned up to vote.

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