What will South Africa's 6th democratic Parliament look like?

What will South Africa's 6th democratic Parliament look like?

- The ANC will control 230 seats in the new Parliament, down from 249

- The DA will hold 84 compared with 89 in the fifth Parliament

- The EFF clocks in at third place with 44, almost double what they had in 2014

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Now that the final vote-counting is complete, the make-up of the sixth Parliament has begun to take shape.

Of the 400 seats in the National Assembly, the ANC will claim 230, down 19 seats from last time.

The second-most seats are those claimed by the DA, at 84. This is also a decrease, as the party won 89 seats in 2014.

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In contrast, the EFF gained considerable seats. In 2014 they held 25. Now they will control 44.

Trailing behind them are the IFP with 14 seats, FF+ with 10, ACDP with 4 and UDM with 3, according to News24.

ATM and Patricia De Lille's GOOD have each won 2 seats, as did COPE, NFP AND AIC. Finally, PAC and AL JAMA appear at the bottom of the list with one Parliamentary seat each.

Additionally, the 6th Parliament introduces new dynamics into the National Assembly. For example, the ANC and EFF together now have a supermajority.

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The sixth Parliament has not yet convened for the first time, but it already has some work to do. For example, it will have to pass the budget which was tabled in February, as the fifth Parliament did not pass it. 

National Assembly Secretary Masibulele Xaso hopes that the new Parliament will be able to pass the budget before the end of July, Briefly.co.za has gathered.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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