Leader of the Democratic Alliance, Mmusi Maimane, is excited to see what today holds for his party as elections results are coming in. The opposition party is keen to see what Gauteng voters have in store for them, hoping to push the ANC to below 50%.
Mmusi Maimane is excited to see what the outcome of the national elections results today will be, especially for the Gauteng province.
76.22% of the total votes have been counted, but the province's votes still have room for improvement for the DA, with only 55.94% of districts completed.
The opposition party is hoping to take control, either by itself or through a coalition, but needs to bring the ANC down to below 50% in order to achieve this.
According to News24, the party, which currently runs the Joburg and Tshwane metros thanks to coalitions and a relationship with the EFF, has set their sights on gaining more control in the region.
Mmusi Maimane says the DA has set critical objectives in the province, commenting that:
"We are comfortable with where we govern and [we] ran a strong campaign here. I am looking forward to the final results when they come out, as soon as I get more voting districts from Gauteng to get an understanding of what happened."
In the wake of 'double voting' allegations, the DA is calling for an audit of the polls, but not a complete re-election just yet:
"Not a re-run at this stage but an audit so that we know the extent. The question of material, ink not working properly, how and when people came to vote, they could actually vote twice… that audit must take place."
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that smaller political parties had called for a re-run, adamant that the process had not been fair on them and had favoured the three largest parties.
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