United Democratic Movement Expecting To Gain More Seats in Parliament After 2024 General Elections

United Democratic Movement Expecting To Gain More Seats in Parliament After 2024 General Elections

  • The United Democratic Movement hopes to get more seats in Parliament after the 2024 General Elections
  • The party's leader, Bantu Holomisa, believes that their drive to tackle unemployment, corruption and loadshedding will garner more votes
  • South Africans don't think that the UDM will get more votes but predicted that they would get fewer

Tebogo Mokwena, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Johannesburg, South Africa, covered policy changes, the State of the Nation Address, politician-related news and elections at Daily Sun and Vutivi Business News for over seven years. Do you have a hard news story you would like to share? Email tebogo.mokwena@briefly.co.za with CA in the subject line.

UDM's Bantu Holomisa wants more seats for his party in Parliament
Bantu Holomisa hopes for more seats for his party, the UDM, in Parliament. Images: Jeffrey Abrahams/Gallo Images via Getty Images and Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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EKURHULENI – The United Democratic Movement's leader, Bantu Holomisa, is confident that his party will increase their seats in Parliament. He also said he would combine forces with any party seeking a coalition.

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UDM to increase seats

According to eNCA, UDM currently has two seats in Parliament and two in the Eastern Cape. The party does not have any seats in the other provinces. Speaking at the party's manifesto launch on 2 March 2024, Holomisa said that the party aims to tackle issues like loadshedding, crime, unemployment and corruption.

Holomosa added that the country is in a crisis, further noting a widening rift between the government and the country's citizens. Although his party is not part of the multi-party charter, he is willing to combine forces with another political party.

South Africans weigh in on Holomisa's words

Netizens on Facebook doubt that the party will gain more seats in Parliament.

Matured democracy said:

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"No chances. Instead, it's going to lose more than before. UDM needs new strategies."

Tumelo Rathaba remarked:

"It's good to be optimistic, but elections are a different ballgame."

Michael Johnson asked:

"Is this party still relevant?"

Dlamini ClapBackagain said:

"They enjoy sleeping in parliament. More seats and more sleeping in parliament."

Siphosami Mduduzi Mungwe said:

"Aren't they all? Imagine UDM."

EFF aiming for majority victory in Gauteng

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters are gunning for a majority victory in Gauteng for the General Elections.

The party's provincial leader, Nkululeko Dunga, said that the party's campaigning will ensure that they get more votes than in previous elections. Netizens oppose the party's wishes and doubt that they'll gain a majority.

Source: Briefly News

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