LGE 2021 | Western Cape results indicate record number of hung councils

Reading Time: < 1 minute

The number of hung councils in the Western Cape has increased from 8 in 2016 to 14 so far in the 2021 Local Government Elections, with three council results still outstanding as of 3am on Wednesday morning.

Amil Umraw, SABC Research Analyst, says this means coalitions will have to be considered in at least 6 more municipal councils after all votes are in.

Results are still expected for the George and Breede Valley councils.

Graph below indicates number of councils with completed voting percentages and the top 3 parties in each council.