By Michael O’Donovan
One of the facts of the 2019 elections is that the ANC’s majority in the national and provincial governments it controls, declined. But the party nevertheless maintained it’s dominant position in the National Assembly, where it secured 230 out of 400 votes, and in 8 of the nine provinces, where it collectively won 255 seats.
Only in the Western Cape does the Democratic Alliance control the Provincial Legislature with 24 seats to the ANC’s 12.
Across the National Assembly and 9 Provinces, the ANC wields 58.43% of political and decision-making power.
The table below illustrates the seats and decision-making power of each political party that won a seat in either a national or provincial election.