Official South African election results: 2009

5958
Below are the official results for South Africa’s parliamentary election released by the Independent Electoral Commission on Saturday.
The ANC was allocated 264 seats in parliament after winning 65.9 percent of the vote. Voters also cast their ballots for nine provincial legislatures in the election held on Wednesday. The ANC won control of eight of South Africa’s nine provinces. The DA won the Western Cape province.
PARTY           VOTES                      PERCENTAGE OF VOTES
 ANC              11,650,748                  65.90
 DA                 2,945,829                   16.66
 COPE             1,311,027                   7.42
 IFP                 804,260                       4.55
 ID                   162,915                       0.92
 OTHER          805,950                       4.56
 —————————————————–
 Total valid votes counted                 17,680,729
 Number of registered voters             23.18 million
Total population:                                 48 million, including 10 million under voting age  
 Voter turnout                                     77.3% of registered voters 
 Spoiled votes                                     239,237
 —————————————————-
 PARLIAMENTARY SEAT ALLOCATION
 PARTY                             NUMBER OF SEATS
 1 ANC                                  264
 2 DA                                    67
 3 COPE                              30
 4 IFP                                   18
 5 ID                                      4
 6 UDM                                 4
 7 VF PLUS                         4
 8 ACDP                              3
 9 UCDP                              2
 10 PAC                              1
 11 APC                               1
 12 AZAPO                           1
 13 MF                                  1