ElectionGudie

June 2, 1999 Held

16,228,462
Voted
South Africa

Republic of South Africa

Election for South African National Assembly

Results

88%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:16,228,462
Valid Votes:15,977,142
Invalid Votes:251,320

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

African National Congress 266 10,601,330

66.35%

Democratic Party 38 1,527,337

9.56%

Inkatha Freedom Party 34 1,371,477

8.58%

New National Party 28 1,098,215

6.87%

United Democratic Movement 14 546,790

3.42%

Other parties 5 237,396

1.49%

African Christian Democratic Party 6 228,975

1.43%

Vryheidsfront / Freedom Front 3 127,217

0.80%

United Christian Democratic Party 3 125,280

0.78%

Pan Africanist Congress of Azania 3 113,125

0.71%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 400 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nelson MANDELA
  • Head of Government: President Nelson MANDELA
  • Assembly: South Africa has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the National Council of Provinces with 90 seats and the National Assembly with 400 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Council of Provinces 90 members are nominated by regional legislatures to serve 5-year terms*. In the National Assembly 400 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.**

* There is an additional, non-voting 10-member delegation from the South African Local Government Association (SALGA).

** The PR tier is broken into a national list and regional lists. In the regional tier there are 9 multi-member districts, each corresponding to a province, with seats allocated in proportion to population. In both tiers, the electoral system is closed list proportional representation.

Main parties in the electoral race:

***** UDM was formed since the last election.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Elections to the National Assembly were last held on April 26-29, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 42,923,485 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 18,177,000 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 21,787,409 (1999)

·         Is South Africa a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (29 January 1993)

·         Has South Africa ratified CEDAW: Yes (15 December 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 120 (National Assembly); 17 (National Council) following the 1999 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 116 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is South Africa a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has South Africa ratified CRPD: Yes (30 November 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 6,438,522 (est.)