Fri. May 24th, 2019

2019 Elections: FF+, minor parties thrive as early results trickle in

FF+ elections resultsWhile the ANC, DA and EFF continue to lock horns, the likes of FF+ and Good have been taking significant strides forward in the 2019 Elections.

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With the first set of election results pouring in this Thursday morning, we’ve got a clearer picture of how the future of South Africa is shaping up – and more people seem to be turning to the Freedom Front Plus (FF+). Over three million votes have already been tallied, with 26.72% of all ballots present and accounted for.

As of 9:15, the ANC are currently polling at around the 55% mark – a notable decrease from the 62% they totalled in 2014. Meanwhile, the DA are above the 25% mark, but with three-quarters of the vote still to be counted, these figures can be taken with the lightest pinch of salt.

However, there are some incredibly tangible results that have already had a major impact at this early stage. In fact, it’s the minor political parties in this country that have got tongues wagging.

Freedom Front Plus (FF+) make significant gains in 2019 Elections

The Freedom Front Plus party are looking odds-on to greatly improve on the four seats they hold in Parliament. Early projections have indicated that they have already got more than half of their vote share from 2014, despite just a quarter of votes being counted by 9:15 on Thursday.

They are currently on course for 3.21% of the national vote. Now, based on South Africa’s proportional representation system, every 0.25% of the vote for each party results in a Parliamentary seat. The FF+ could end up with 12, or even 13 seats if they continue on this current trajectory.

They have proved to be the fourth-most-popular party in Gauteng, North West and Free State at this early stage.

De Lille’s Good Party on course for a seat in Parliament

There’s some fierce momentum behind Aunty Pat. The Good Party have received 0.76% of the vote so far, suggesting that they could claim three seats in Parliament if things continue this way. For an organisation that formed just a few months ago, this would be a very promising result for a party in its infancy.

Good are currently outperforming the EFF in the Western Cape, and sit third in the results table: This might be a good time to invest in popcorn vendors, too – because Patricia de Lille could end up going head-to-head with the DA in Parliament once her party secures their seats. Bring it on!

African Christian Democratic Party on course for improvement

The ACDP have been steady, if not spectacular this year. They aren’t ripping up the script like the FF+, but they remain on course for a personal victory.

They’re currently enjoying 1.09% of the vote share in the 2019 Elections, which is almost double of what they got in 2014. They’re currently in the top five parties of Gauteng and the Western Cape, too.

Remember, these results are not final and only serve to illustrate the predicted vote share.

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