WATCH | It's official: The Democratic Alliance has won the Western Cape

Alan Winde will be premier of the Western Cape for the next five years, if all goes to plan.
Alan Winde will be premier of the Western Cape for the next five years, if all goes to plan.
Image: Esa Alexander

The Democratic Alliance has won the Western Cape, provincial Electoral Commission head Rev Courtney Sampson announced on Friday.

Alan Winde will be the premier if his colleagues formally elect him in the provincial legislature.

In a statement, the IEC said the National Results Operations Centre (ROC) had passed the 90% results-capture mark at 10.30 on Friday morning, with results from 20,632 of the 22,924 voting stations captured. Of these, 18,773 (81.89%) had been finalised.

Provinces with the most results still awaiting capture were Gauteng (81.99% captured), Limpopo (82% captured), Free State (82.93% captured) and KwaZulu-Natal (83.56% captured).

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Of the 13 million votes captured by 10.30am, 453,265 (3.47% were special votes and 179,511 (1.37%) were spoilt ballots.

"Based on the results captured to date, voter turnout was 65.52% nationally, with the highest turnout in Gauteng (71.89%) and the lowest in Limpopo (58.77%)," said the Electoral Commission.

Politicians from the DA, EFF and ANC spoke about their parties' results in the Western Cape after the election results were announced on May 10 2019.

Meanwhile the ANC has secured both the North West and Northern Cape, according to the latest results.


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