|29. April 2009
Electoral Commission hands over list of MPs to Chief Justice
The Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (IEC), Dr Brigalia Bam, presented on behalf of the Electoral Commission the list of designated Members of Parliament for the National Assembly to the Chief Justice, Justice Pius Langa at Constitution Hill today.
Following the declaration of the results of the 2009 National and Provincial Elections on Saturday, 25 April 2009, the next step was the designation of Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of the Provincial Legislatures (MPLs).
Out of the 26 parties who contested the elections for the National Assembly, 13 parties will be represented in Parliament. The breakdown of representatives (MPs) per party is as follows: African Christian Democratic Party – 3; African National Congress – 264; African People’s Convention – 1; Azanian People’s Organisation – 1; Congress of the People – 30; Democratic Alliance – 67; Independent Democrats – 4; Inkatha Freedom Party – 18; Minority Front – 1; Pan Africanist Congress of Azania – 1; United Christian Democratic Party – 2; United Democratic Movement – 4; Vryheidsfront Plus – 4.
The determination of the number of delegates per party to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) is not managed by the IEC. This is done by the provincial legislatures. There is a formula in the Constitution and relevant legislation applicable to the NCOP, which is used to determine the number of delegates per party.
The list of designated Members of Parliament and of the nine Provincial Legislatures was published in the Government Gazette on 28 April 2009.
The published lists are available as “Seat Assignment National Assembly” and “Seat Assignment Provincial Legislatures” on the IEC website at www.elections.org.za