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Despite lead in WC, DA falls short of its decisive 2014 victory

Provincial electoral officer Courtney Sampson says the finishing line is close.

IEC Western Cape head Courtney Sampson briefs the media at the Western Cape Results Centre on 9 May 2019. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Latest figures showed the Democratic Alliance (DA) still with a healthy lead in the Western Cape, although well short of its decisive 2014 victory of nearly 60%.

With 90% of voting districts accounted for the DA is sitting on 55.3%, followed by the African National Congress (ANC) with 28.64%, also well short of its 2014 showing of nearly 33%.

The Economic Freedom Fighters is currently in third place with 3.84%, followed by Patricia de Lille’s Good party with 3.09% and the African Christian Democratic Party with 2.66%.

Provincial electoral officer Courtney Sampson says the finishing line is close: “I don’t think that there’s anything that will change much of what we see at the moment.”

Final results are expected to be announced at midday Friday.