S/A Elections: IEC Releases Result Amidst Technical Obstacles

S/A Elections: INEC Releases Result Amidst Technical Obstacles
S/A Elections: INEC Releases Result Amidst Technical Obstacles

The Results Operation Centre (ROC) of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has officially revealed the outcomes of the 2024 National Provincial Elections (NPE) conducted in South Africa. The significant announcement was made on Sunday, 2 June 2024, in Midrand, South Africa, amidst a backdrop of technical concerns and contestations from various political factions.

Technical and System-Related Challenges

The electoral body encountered objections from political parties over alleged irregularities in the process of capturing election results. Additionally, there were reports of technological glitches experienced by the IEC’s systems last Thursday. Despite these hurdles, IEC chairperson Mosotho Moepya assured stakeholders that these incidents did not substantially impact the final election results.

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Election Results Overview

The announcement detailed the allocation of seats within the National Assembly as follows:

– ANC: 159 seats
– DA: 87 seats
– MK Party: 58 seats
– EFF: 39 seats
– IFP: 17 seats
– PA: 9 seats
– VF Plus and ActionSA: 6 seats each
– ACDP, UDM, ATM: 3 seats each
– AL-Jamah, BOSA, NCC, Rise Mzansi: 2 seats each
– GOOD, PAC, UAT: 1 seat each

Shifts in Power Dynamics

Notably, the African National Congress (ANC) experienced a decline, losing 71 seats in Parliament, while the Democratic Alliance (DA) witnessed a slight increase with an addition of 3 seats. The MK Party emerged as a formidable new force, securing 58 seats in its debut.

Conclusion and Reflections

Chairperson Moepya emphasized the unparalleled challenges and competitiveness of the 2024 elections, labeling them as historically unprecedented in terms of their complexity and public interest.

This year’s elections have undeniably reshaped the political landscape of South Africa, spotlighting both the resilience of the democratic process in the face of technical adversity and signaling a shift in the political allegiances of the South African electorate.

Source: Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)

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