The DA looks set to suffer a big drop in votes once the final 2019 elections numbers are in.
At the time of writing, just under 97% of voting districts had been counted by the IEC – and the DA was sitting on 20.69% of the national vote.
This is down from the DA’s 2014 performance in the national elections, which was 22.23%. This is the DA’s first drop in national votes since 2004.
The ANC was the clear leader in the national vote, and the top three parties’ figures – along with their previous 2014 national vote numbers – were as follows:
- ANC – 57.70% (62.15% – 2014)
- DA – 20.69% (22.23% – 2014)
- EFF – 10.57% (6.35% – 2014)
In terms of provincial votes, the DA was also down in its stronghold of the Western Cape.
The party was sitting at 55.45% at the time of writing. This is compared to 59.38% in 2014.