ANC, DA will be the biggest losers of support, says CSIR
The government research council predicts other parties will eat into the governing party and the official opposition's support bases.
JOHANNESBURG – With almost 40% of voting districts counted following Wednesday's general elections, the African National Congress (ANC) and Democratic Alliance (DA) are expected to lose some support in the elections for the National Assembly.
That’s according to a poll by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which predicted the ANC could lose up to 5%, the DA 0.7%, of voter support in this national election. South Africans voted on Wednesday in the sixth national elections in democratic South Africa.
The CSIR predicted that the ANC would only get 57.39% votes once counting was completed by the IEC.
In the battleground province of Gauteng, the CSIR forecasted that the ANC could receive under 50% of the votes, followed by the DA at 28.7%, and the EFF will receive close to 14%.
#SAElection2019 Gauteng: Just over 20% of the votes have been tallied, the ANC is still leading at 50.66%, the DA 27.48% and the EFF at 13.83%. TK— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) May 9, 2019