ANC needs 0.2% to reach two thirds majority

Friday, April 24, 2009
By: 
Nthambeleni Gabara

Pretoria - The African National Congress is set to reach and maintain its two thirds majority rule before the final counting of ballots by midday.

Currently the ANC is standing at 66.8 percent which means that it only needs 0.2 percent to maintain two thirds majority rule.

For a political party to reach a majority rule, it must achieve 67 percent.

"Although it's still dicey, there is a great chance for the ANC to reach its two thirds majority since ballot counting is still continuing at the Tshwane and Durban Metros as well is some rural areas," independent election analyst, Elmon Mahlangu told BuaNews a few minutes ago.

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