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Elections 2019: EFF the most searched political party on Google today

EFF Julius Malema ace magashuleSouth Africans want to know about the election in general, where their nearest voting stations are, and whether they can vote anywhere. Mmusi Maimane and the EFF also made the top trending searches today.

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With South Africans taking to the polls in the 2019 elections today, the top search result on Google is “South African Elections 2019” with more than 200 000 entries, and the EFF more than 5 000 searches.

In addition, voters are asking Google about “voting stations near me,” with the term exceeding 10 000 searches.

South Africans also wanted to know more about the Economic Freedom Fighters, and Democratic Party (DA) leader, Mmusi Maimane.

While the EFF is the most searched political party, Maimane still remains the most searched political leader so far.

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EFF search results

This image shows the static search terms for 8 May 2019.

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Image via Google Trends

Live data:

This data is live and will update throughout the day.

Election Google Doodle

Google is thinking about us on Election Day, guys. Google marked the historic event by a updating their doodle to depict South Africa’s national elections.

Back in April, Google recognised Freedom Day, too, with a doodle to commemorate the day. Other notable South African-themed Google Doodles include:

Hugh Masekela honoured by Google Doodle
Anti-apartheid activist Alan Paton immortalised with Google Doodle
Miriam Makeba’s birthday celebrated in Google Doodle
Nobel-prize winning author Nadine Gordimer

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EFF out in full force

Malema and his ground forces are painting the town red today, so to speak. Members of the party are talking to voters and sharing their thoughts on Twitter.

Julius also spoke out against IEC staff allegedly removing fake nails, saying “such a patriarchal arrangement cannot be allowed.

EFF Commissar Veronica Mente was spotted earlier today in Mombela as she cast her vote. In addition, EFF supporters even took to Orania.

Note: Follow our live coverage of the 2019 general elections here.

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