Republic of South Africa
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Note: In National Assembly elections held April 22, 2009, the African National Congress (ANC) secured 264 seats out of 400, losing 33 seats but still soundly defeating the Democratic Alliance (DA), who gained 20 seats for a total of 67. A new party, the Congress of the People (COPE), founded by disgruntled former ANC members, managed to attain 30 seats. Additional results are as follows: Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP); 18, Independent Democrats (ID), 4; United Democratic Movement?(UDM), 4, Freedom Front Plus, 4, African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP), 3; United Christian Democratic Party (UCDP), 2; Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC), 1; Minority Front (MF), 1; Azanian People’s Organization (Azapo), 1; and African People’s Convention (APC), 1. On May 6 the ...