ElectionGudie

May 8, 2019 Held

17,671,616
Voted
South Africa

Republic of South Africa

Election for South African National Assembly

Results

65%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:17,671,616
Valid Votes:17,436,144
Invalid Votes:235,472

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

African National Congress 230 - 10,026,475

57.50%

Democratic Alliance 84 - 3,621,188

20.77%

Economic Freedom Fighters 44 - 1,881,521

10.79%

Inkatha Freedom Party 14 - 588,839

3.38%

Freedom Front Plus 10 - 414,864

2.38%

African Christian Democratic Party 4 - 146,262

0.84%

United Democratic Movement 2 - 78,030

0.45%

African Transformation Movement 2 - 76,830

0.44%

Good 2 - 70,408

0.40%

National Freedom Party 2 - 61,220

0.35%

African Independent Congress 2 - 48,107

0.28%

Congress of the People 2 - 47,461

0.27%

Pan Africanist Congress of Azania 1 - 32,677

0.19%

Al Jama-ah 1 - 31,468

0.18%

African People's Convention - - 19,593

0.11%

Agang South Africa - - 13,856

0.08%

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:

  • 400 seats in the National Assembly of South Africa

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Cyril RAMAPHOSA
  • Head of Government: President Cyril RAMAPHOSA
  • Assembly: South Africa has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the National Council of Provinces with 90 seats and the National Assembly with 400 seats.

Electoral System:

  • In the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces, 400 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms. The 400 seats in the National Assembly are split evenly from a national and a regional list, each with 200 seats. Members on the regional list are elected from nine multi-member districts, each corresponding to a province, with seats allocated in proportion to population.

Main parties in this Election:*

* There are 48 parties in this election. A full list is available here and here.

** The ANC is a member of the Tripartite Alliance, with the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) and the South African Communist Party (SACP).

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 58,065,097 (2019 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 26,779,025

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 29,586,704 (2019 est.)
  • Is South Africa a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (29 January 1993)
  • Has South Africa ratified CEDAW: Yes (15 December 1995)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female candidates in this election: Yes (44% of all candidates in 2019 elections)
  • Number of Female Parliamentarians: 163 of 400 (40.8%) in the National Assembly and 19 of 90 (21.1%) in the National Council
  • Human Development Index Position: 113 (2018)
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2019)

Disability Data:

  • Is South Africa a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)
  • Has South Africa ratified CRPD: Yes (30 November 2007)
  • Population with a disability: 8,051,334 (est.)