ElectionGudie

April 22, 2009 Confirmed

17,919,996
Voted
South Africa

Republic of South Africa

Election for South African National Council of Provinces

Results

76%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:17,919,996
Valid Votes:17,680,729
Invalid Votes:239,267

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

African National Congress 264 - 11,650,748

65.90%

Democratic Alliance 67 - 2,945,829

16.66%

Congress of the People 30 - 1,311,027

7.42%

Inkatha Freedom Party 18 - 804,260

4.55%

Independent Democrats 4 - 162,915

0.92%

African Christian Democratic Party 3 - 148,658

0.84%

United Democratic Movement 4 - 146,796

0.83%

Freedom Front Plus 4 - 146,796

0.83%

United Christian Democratic Party 2 - 66,086

0.37%

Pan Africanist Congress of Azania 1 - 48,530

0.27%

Minority Front 1 - 43,474

0.25%

Azanian People's Organization 1 - 38,245

0.22%

African People's Convention 1 - 35,867

0.20%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 0 seats in the National Council of Provinces

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Kgalema MOTLANTHE
  • Head of Government: President Kgalema MOTLANTHE
  • 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 elected by regional legislatures to serve 5-year terms and [[uh.3.seats]] members are [[uh.3.electedby]] [[uh.3.election_type]]*. In the National Assembly, [[lh.2.seats]] members are [[lh.2.electedby]] [[lh.2.election_type]] and [[lh.4.seats]] members are [[lh.4.electedby]] [[lh.4.election_type]].**

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

** 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:

  • Party: African National Congress (ANC)
    Leader: Jacob ZUMA
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 264
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 279
  • Party: African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP)
    Leader: Kenneth MESHOE
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 3
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 6
  • Party: Congress of the People (COPE)***
    Leader: Mosiuoa LEKOTA
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 30
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 0
  • Party: Democratic Alliance (DA)
    Leader: Helen ZILLE
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 67
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 50
  • Party: Freedom Front Plus (FF+)*****
    Leader: Pieter MULDER
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 4
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 0
  • Party: Inkatha Freedom Party (INK)
    Leader: Mangosuthu BUTHELEZI
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 18
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 28
  • Party: Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 1
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 3
  • Party: United Democratic Movement (UDM)
    Leader: Bantu HOLOMISA
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 4
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 9
  • Party: Independent Democrats (ID)
    Leader: Patricia DE LILLE
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 4
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 0
  • Party: United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP)
    Leader: Lucas MANGOPE
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 2
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 3
  • Party: African People's Convention (APC)
    Leader: Themba GODI
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 1
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 0
  • Party: Azanian People's Organization (AZAPO)
    Leader: Mosibudi MANGENA
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 1
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 0
  • Party: Minority Front (MF)
    Leader: Amichand RAJBANSI
    Seats won in this National Council of Provinces election: 1
    Seats won in last National Council of Provinces election: 0

*** COPE formed in 2008 by former members of the ANC
***** Formerly Freedom Front.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 49,052,489 (July 2009 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 23,181,997 (April 2009 )