ElectionGudie

May 7, 2014 Held

18,654,457
Voted
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Republic of South Africa

Election for National Assembly

Results

73%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:18,654,457
Valid Votes:18,402,497
Invalid Votes:251,960

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

African National Congress 249 - 11,436,921

62.15%

Democratic Alliance 89 - 4,091,584

22.23%

Economic Freedom Fighters 25 - 1,169,259

6.35%

Inkatha Freedom Party 10 - 441,854

2.40%

National Freedom Party 6 - 288,742

1.57%

United Democratic Movement 4 - 184,636

1.00%

Freedom Front Plus 4 - 165,715

0.90%

Congress of the People 3 - 123,235

0.67%

African Christian Democratic Party 3 - 104,039

0.57%

African Independent Congress 3 - 97,642

0.53%

Agang South Africa 2 - 52,350

0.28%

Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania 1 - 37,784

0.21%

African People's Convention 1 - 30,676

0.17%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 400 seats in the National Assembly of South Africa

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jacob ZUMA
  • Head of Government: President Jacob ZUMA
  • 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:

  • In the National Assembly, 400 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. The PR tier is broken into a national list and regional lists, both of which elect 200 members of the National Assembly. 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.

Election Notes:

  • The last elections to the National Assembly were held on April 22, 2009. The African National Congress retained its legislative majority and Jacob ZUMA was elected President. The 2014 elections will be held alongside elections for provincial legislatures. Following the election, the new members of the National Assembly will elect the President of South Africa. Additionally, following the election, members will elected by the provincial legislatures to serve in the National Council of Provinces.

Main parties in this electoral race:[1]

Election Notes:

  • The last elections to the National Assembly were held on April 22, 2009. The African National Congress retained its legislative majority and Jacob ZUMA was elected President. The 2014 elections will be held alongside elections for provincial legislatures. Following the election, the new members of the National Assembly will elect the President of South Africa. Additionally, following the election, members will elected by the provincial legislatures to serve in the National Council of Provinces.

Population and Voter Registration:

  • Population: 48,375,645 (July 2014 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 25,362,023 (8 April 2014)

[1] A full list of political parties can be found here.

[2] The ANC is a member of the Tripartite Alliance, with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP).

[3] New party. Formed in July 2013 by Julius MALEMA, a former leader of the ANC Youth League who was expelled from the party in April 2012.

[4] Leadership is currently contested by Mbhazima SHILOWA.

[5] New Party. Formed by Mamphela RAMPHELE, a former anti-apartheid activist, in February 2013.

[6] New Party. Formed in January 2011 by Zanele kaMAGWAZA-MSIBI, former chairperson of the Inkatha Freedom Party.