Cope, AIC bid EC legislature farewell

07:55 (GMT+2) Sun, 12 May 2019

The ANC in the Eastern Cape has retained its majority, despite losing a seat in the provincial legislature.

The IEC announced on Saturday evening that the ANC was allocated 44 seats in the provincial elections, and the DA was declared the official opposition with 10 seats, while the EFF received five seats.

In 2014, the DA also received 10 seats while the EFF only had two.

The UDM will have two seats, two less than 2014, while political newcomer, the African Transformation Movement and the Freedom Front Plus will each have one representative in the provincial legislature.

The FF Plus had no representation in the Eastern Cape government following the 2014 general election.

The African Independent Congress and Congress of the People, who each had one seat in 2014, will not be returning to the Bhisho legislature.