With counting almost completed in the Western Cape after the general elections, the Democratic Alliance (DA) appears to have retained control of the province and should not need to seek coalitions with other parties.

IEC Western Cape electoral officer, Courtney Sampson, says they’ve concluded the capturing of votes, with a few batches still outstanding.

He was briefing journalists on the final results of the Western Cape.

With 91 percent of votes counted, the DA has garnered 55% of the vote, the African National Congress (ANC) 28% and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) 4%.

This would mean that the DA retains control of the province.

Sampson says the final declaration of the province’s results will be made in Pretoria by the national IEC.

He added that the outstanding batches of votes are unlikely to change the results as they currently stand.

In the Northern Cape, the ANC has retained control of that province with all the votes counted.

The ANC secured over 57% of the vote in the province, ahead of the DA on 25% and the EFF on just below 10%.

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