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21 May 2011 07:47
Congress of the People (Cope) president Mosiuoa Lekota is satisfied with his party’s performance in the 2011 local government elections.
According to the latest results from the Independent Electoral Commission at 8.30pm on Friday, the party had received a total of 701 322 votes or 2,23% of the national vote.
This had resulted in the party obtaining 251 seats on various municipalities across the country.
“Cope did not go into this election at full strength.
We have proven that Cope has a presence and a foothold across the nation.”
Lekota said he was “satisfied” with the party’s performance, but that “we would like to see the Congress of the People in a stronger position than it is”.
He referred to the leadership battles with Mbhazima Shilowa, saying that a number of candidates had failed to register on time as candidates while they awaited the outcome of a Cape High Court challenge to Lekota’s leadership.
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