Political analysts say DA-led coalition will take over Gauteng

Political analysts say DA-led coalition will take over Gauteng

- Experts predict that a DA-led coalition will win Gauteng in this year's election

- This comes as ANC support continues to dip in the province

- However, if the ANC receives 45% of the vote, it may also have a chance of forming a coalition

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Several political analysts predict that a DA-led coalition will take over Gauteng following this year's elections.

This comes as polls show the DA pulling strong support, but not enough to win an outright majority.

However, it is still possible that the ANC could enter into a coalition with a smaller party and win the province if it receives at least 45% of the vote.

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This follows the trend of decreasing ANC support in Gauteng over recent years. In 2014, the ANC received only 53% of the vote, and in 2016 it lost both Tshwane and Johannesburg to DA-led coalitions.

Most experts appeared to be in agreement that the ANC would not win an outright majority in Gauteng, and various opinion surveys support this as well, according to The Citizen.

However, some analysts were divided over whether the DA would be able to form a coalition.

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As a result, some, -like Susan Booysen of the Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection - have said that the DA's decision to enlist former party leader, Tony Leon, to campaign in Gauteng is a strategic move aimed at consolidating and winning back some of the DA's old 'white support' in the province.

Booysen said that recent polls were favourable to the DA, but that the party could not afford to take some of its constituencies for granted, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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