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DA confident of 2014 elections

The newly elected DA leadership is confident of claiming more power in the 2014 elections.

Anchen Dryer, Musi Maimane, Helen Zille, Wilmot James and Makashule Gana were elected as the DA leadership on 25 November 2012. Picture: Stephen Grootes/EWN

BOKSBURG - The Democratic Alliance newly elected leadership on Sunday said the party will win at least 30 percent of the national vote in the 2014 elections.

They also claim they will take another province from the ANC.

The party held its national congress in Boksburg over the weekend.

Helen Zille was elected unopposed as leader while Wilmot James will also remain as the national chair.

"The promise is that we will expand our support in the Western Cape and win at least one or two more provinces."

Head of the Gauteng caucus Musi Maimane was elected as the Deputy Federal Chair.

"You have found one truth today which is this: That a child from Soweto can get up today and stand before you as your deputy federal chair."

Anchen Dryer and Makashule Gana were elected alongside Maimane to the remaining two Deputy Federal Chair positions.

According to the DA, this team's core focus will be on delivering opportunities for all South Africans, particularly those who remain disadvantaged.