South Africa

Parliamentary 2009


Elections took place on 22 April 2009.

National Assembly

African National Congress (ANC) 264
Democratic Alliance (DA) 67
Congress of the People (COPE) 30
Inkatha Freedom Party (INK) 18
Freedom Front Plus (FF+) 4
Independent Democrats (ID) 4
United Democratic Movement (UDM) 4
African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) 3
United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP) 2
Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) 1
African People’s Convention (APC) 1
Azanian People’s Organization (AZAPO) 1
Minority Front (MF) 1
Total 400

Registered Voters: 23,181,997
Votes: 17,919,996
Turnout: 77.3%

National Council of Provinces

Determined by the provincial elections of 22 April 2009

African National Congress 62
Democratic Alliance 13
Congress of the People 8
Independent Democrats 2
Inkatha Freedom Party 2
Freedom Front Plus 1
United Christian Democratic Party 1
United Democratic Movement 1
Total 90


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