In the 2019 elections the United Democratic Movement (UDM) will be contesting seats in the national and all nine provincial elections.
The party was founded in 1997 by among others former Transkei army general Bantu Holomisa, who leads the party to this day.
The 2019 party manifesto:
The president’s speech:
The United Democratic Movement won 14 seats in the National Assembly in 1994. It won 4 seats in the 2009 elections and again 4 in the 2014 national elections.
In Provincial elections, the party has secured seats in six provinces since 1999.
At local government level, it participates in coalition governments in Gauteng and in the Eastern Cape.