Elections 2019: If social media determined votes, the ANC is losing

Elections 2019: If social media determined votes, the ANC is losing

South Africans around the country are voting in the 2019 elections and if social media is anything to go by, the ANC would be losing. The Economic Freedom Fighters are stealing the show today, with the biggest following so far.

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The elections are on everyone's mind today with everyone taking to platforms like Twitter and Facebook to show off their marks and support their respective parties.

If social media is any indication, the ruling party is in big trouble, with the EFF causing a buzz on numerous platforms.

A look at statistics from the day so far sees the ANC lagging behind the red berets by a staggering 9% according to CrowdTangle's leaderboard feature, which allows you to analyze the performance of different pages and accounts on social media.

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Elections 2019: If social media determined votes, the ANC is losing

CrowdTangle Election Statistics
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While the nation will have to wait until the official results are published to know who will emerge victorious as the leader of the country, the EFF's support is undeniably strong.

Currently Julius Malema's party has enjoyed just over 16 000 interactions as Mzansi takes to the ballots, with the Democratic Alliance lagging behind at 10 568.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that the EFF leader had cast his vote in Limpopo, accompanied by his wife.

All indications point to the EFF enjoying a substantial increase in support this election, with the party's stance on land reform playing a huge role in attracting voters.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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