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Smaller parties unhappy as election results stream in

DI party leader Anwar Adams says the small parties were always going to be at a disadvantage.

Picture: Aletta Harrison/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The Democratic Independent (DI) party says the elections haven't been a fair process for small parties.

DI party leader Anwar Adams says the election playing field was never going to be an even affair for small parties.

"The only resource we have is ourselves. There's no such thing as allocated [resources] or [funds] that have been sponsored to us as a party. There are no resources and that is the unfair process."

The DI only managed to gain less than 0,19% percent of the overall votes.

Congress of the People's provincial leader Farouk Cassiem says smaller parties simply don't stand a chance against bigger parties.

"This year we were told by a leading ANC member that they had spent R1 billion. Compared to that our little pittances of R20,000 to R25,000, which we've put out of our own pockets, would really not have gone very far."

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