Democratic Alliance gulps as African National Congress scores big in March election drive

Democratic Alliance gulps as African National Congress scores big in March election drive

It would seem that President Ramaphosa has woven a little magic in the short time he has been in office as the African National Congress (ANC)-base arrived in big numbers to register for the March elections in 2019.

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) is feeling the pinch a little after this last weekend, and the ANC’s drive to push for voter registrations ahead of the upcoming elections.

Huffington Post reported that the News24 2016 analyst for governmental elections, Dawie Scholtz, had commented that the opposition party faced a tough battled as the voter registration-base in the township was very high. He added that this base was proportionally higher than the residential suburbs and was the main base for ANC votes.

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Scholtz tweeted about the activities over the last weekend stating that they indicated a slight lead for the ANC leading up to the elections.

He added that

"What does all of this mean? The electorate is now slightly more favourable for the ANC, with its base areas now accounting for a larger portion of the overall electorate,"

Scholtz believes that

"The DA's only chance in Gauteng is if its base turns out massively and disproportionately. This is a very bad sign for the DA and likely turnout intensity for 2019," says Scholtz.

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In another article published by called President Ramaphosa’s South Africa: 5 possible futures, we reported how President Cyril Ramaphosa has brought renewed optimism about the future to millions of South Africans with PwC economists seeing a 75% chance of improved economic growth over the next 5 years.

We added that Ramaphosa has a 10-point plan to help South Africa.

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