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More parties! Here the full list of political parties contesting Eastern Cape elections

Mar 20, 2019
More parties! Here the full list of political parties contesting Eastern Cape elections

Port Elizabeth - Voters will be faced with their biggest choice yet in a national election after a record number of 48 political parties met the legal requirements to contest this year’s elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) said on Wednesday.

"This is 19 more parties than contested the 2014 national elections."

The parties which will contest the national elections (in alphabetical order) are:

AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY

AFRICAN CONGRESS OF DEMOCRATS

AFRICAN CONTENT MOVEMENT

AFRICAN COVENANT

AFRICAN DEMOCRATIC CHANGE

AFRICAN INDEPENDENT CONGRESS

AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

AFRICAN PEOPLE'S CONVENTION

AFRICAN RENAISSANCE UNITY

AFRICAN SECURITY CONGRESS

AFRICAN TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT

AFRIKAN ALLIANCE OF SOCIAL DEMOCRATS

AGANG SOUTH AFRICA

AL JAMA-AH

ALLIANCE FOR TRANSFORMATION FOR ALL

AZANIAN PEOPLE'S ORGANISATION

BETTER RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST

CAPITALIST PARTY OF SOUTH AFRICA

CHRISTIAN POLITICAL MOVEMENT

COMPATRIOTS OF SOUTH AFRICA

CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

DEMOCRATIC LIBERAL CONGRESS

ECONOMIC EMANCIPATION FORUM

ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS

FORUM 4 SERVICE DELIVERY

FREE DEMOCRATS

FRONT NASIONAAL/FRONT NATIONAL

GOOD

INDEPENDENT CIVIC ORGANISATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

INTERNATIONAL REVELATION CONGRESS

LAND PARTY

MINORITY FRONT

NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY

NATIONAL PEOPLES AMBASSADORS

NATIONAL PEOPLE'S FRONT

PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA

PATRIOTIC ALLIANCE

PEOPLE'S REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT

POWER OF AFRICANS UNITY

SOCIALIST REVOLUTIONARY WORKERS PARTY

SOUTH AFRICAN MAINTANANCE AND ESTATE BENEFICIARIES ASSOCIATION

SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS OF TRADITIONAL AUTHORITIES

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS

WOMEN FORWARD

 

"The deadline also saw a new record number of parties contesting all provincial elections with the largest number of parties contesting Gauteng (36) and the smallest number contesting the Northern Cape (21)," the IEC added.

Province

Number of parties contesting 2019 provincial elections

Number of parties which contested 2014 provincial elections

Eastern Cape

26

18

Free State

28

16

Gauteng

36

22

KwaZulu-Natal

31

18

Limpopo

34

20

Mpumalanga

28

16

Northern Cape

21

16

North West

29

16

Western Cape

34

25

 

The following parties will contest the Eastern Cape provincial elections:

PARTIES CONTESTING EASTERN CAPE LEGISLATURE

AFRICAN CHANGE ACADEMY

AFRICAN CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATIC PARTY

AFRICAN CONTENT MOVEMENT

AFRICAN COVENANT

AFRICAN INDEPENDENT CONGRESS

AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

AFRICAN PEOPLE'S CONVENTION

AFRICAN TRANSFORMATION MOVEMENT

AL JAMA-AH

ALLIANCE FOR TRANSFORMATION FOR ALL

AZANIAN PEOPLE'S ORGANISATION

CHRISTIAN POLITICAL MOVEMENT

CONGRESS  OF THE PEOPLE

DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCE

ECONOMIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS

FORUM 4 SERVICE DELIVERY

GOOD

INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY

INTERNATIONAL REVELATION CONGRESS

NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY

PAN AFRICANIST CONGRESS OF AZANIA

PEOPLE'S REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT

PLAASLIKE BESORGDE INWONERS

SOCIALIST REVOLUTIONARY WORKERS PARTY

UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

VRYHEIDSFRONT PLUS

 

"The final order of parties on the ballot papers will be determined by random draw during the national Code of Conduct signing ceremony taking place on Wednesday in Johannesburg," the IEC described.

"The Electoral Commission has informed parties of any non-compliance in respect of candidate lists which must be rectified by 25 March.

"The election timetable also provides an opportunity for the Electoral Commission to notify parties of any candidates appearing on lists of other parties by 26 March. The affected parties have until 28 March to submit substitutes for these candidates."

The final list of candidates will be published on 29 March.

"At that time more detailed statistics on candidates by province, age and gender will be made available."

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