Parliament seat allocation: ANC loses 19 spots as EFF gains

As the IEC declares the elections free and fair, the African National Congress (ANC) breathes a sign of relief after being able to retain its national majority.

The ANC lost 19 seats in the 2019 National and provincial elections, earning only 230 seats compared to the 249 they obtained in the 2014 elections. The governing party, however remained the majority in the National Assembly which accommodates a total of 400 seats.

President Cyril Ramaphosa was expected to draw large numbers back to the ANC after the party lost two key Metros in the 2016 municipal elections.

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