DA's downward by-election trend recovers, mixed bag for ANC


- news24.com | a week ago

During Wednesday's by-elections, the ANC and DA retained the wards they previously held.

In the case of the DA, this is in contrast to recent by-election results in various regions after the May 2019 national elections, in which the party bled support. For instance, in the September by-elections, in four of the five wards the DA held in which by-elections were contested, its support dropped more than 20 percentage points, causing the party to lose two wards, one to the ANC and one to the FF Plus.

In Wednesday's by-elections, the DA retained Ward 2 in the Blue Crane Municipality in the Eastern Cape, with 53.

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