n Journal of Public Administration - Changing voting patterns?
|Article Title||Changing voting patterns?|
|© Publisher:||South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM)|
|Journal||Journal of Public Administration|
|Affiliations||1 Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) and 2 Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA)|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Pages||1139 - 1152|
|Issue||Special issue 1|
Following the 2011 local government elections, most analysts seem to suggest that there is a shift away from the predominantly African party towards the traditionally white but non-racialising opposition. It is said that this pattern of results marks the onset of a trans-racial politics. This article examines this hypothesis. It does this by analysing voter turn-out and its implications on the African National Congress (ANC) and voting pattern for the Democratic Alliance (DA) within traditionally African communities. The intention in this exercise is to determine the level of African support that the DA received in the 2011 local government elections and compare this to the level of support it received in the 2006 local government elections from African voters. The variance between the two is indicative of whether or not the DA is indeed growing support among African voters. In this article the question of whether voting patterns are changing is answered.
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