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Politics & Government.jpgPOLITICS AT A GLANCE................................................................................................. 703

Politics overview....................................................................................... 703

THE STATE OF PLAY IN 2009........................................................................................ 704

Parliament......................................................................................................................... 704

The National Assembly............................................................................................. 704

The state of play in the National Assembly after the 2009
 national election......................................................................................... 704

Proportional representation and seats held by party after
 the 2009 national election................................................................. 704

Representation in the National Assembly by party after
 the 2009 national election................................................................. 705

The National Council of Provinces.......................................................................... 705

Seats held in the National Council of Provinces after the
 2009 provincial elections................................................................................ 705

Number of delegates to the National Council of Provinces
 after the 2009 provincial elections................................................... 705

Representation in the National Council of Provinces after
 the 2009 provincial elections............................................................. 706

Provincial legislatures................................................................................................... 706

The state of play in provincial legislatures following the 2009
 provincial elections........................................................................................... 706

Seats in provincial legislatures after the 2009 provincial
 elections................................................................................................. 706

Overall representation in the nine provincial legislatures after
 the 2009 provincial elections............................................................. 707

Local authorities.............................................................................................................. 708

The state of play in all local authorities........................................................... 708

Ward and proportional representation votes by party, 2000
 and 2006............................................................................................... 708

Ward and proportional representation seats by party,
 2000–2007 (actual numbers)............................................................ 709

Representation in the six metropolitan municipalities
 after the 2007 floor crossing.............................................................. 710

Councils controlled by party, 2007................................................................... 711

Councils controlled by party, 2000–2007........................................... 711

Results of the national election in selected municipalities, 2009................. 712

Results of the 2009 national election: Buffalo City (East
 London)................................................................................................. 712

Results of the 2009 national election: Cape Town........................... 712

Results of the 2009 national election: Ekurhuleni (East Rand)...... 713

Results of the 2009 national election: eThekwini (Durban)............ 713

Results of the 2009 national election: Johannesburg....................... 714

Results of the 2009 national election: Mangaung
 (Bloemfontein)............................................................... 714

Results of the 2009 national election: Mbombela (Nelspruit)......... 715

Results of the 2009 national election: Msunduzi
 (Pietermaritzburg)................................................................................ 715

Results of the 2009 national election: Nelson Mandela Bay
 (Port Elizabeth).................................................................................... 716

Results of the 2009 national election: Polokwane............................ 716

Results of the 2009 national election: Rustenburg............................ 717

Results of the 2009 national election: Sol Plaatje (Kimberley)...... 717

Results of the 2009 national election: Tshwane (Pretoria).............. 718

VOTING TRENDS................................................................................................................. 718

Voter turnout in national and provincial elections, 1994–2009.......................... 718

Voter turnout: 1994–2009..................................................................... 718

Voting trends..................................................................................................................... 719

Voting trends: 1994–2009..................................................................... 719

Changes in party representation 1994–2009............................................................ 720

Changes in party representation 1994–2009 — National
 Assembly .............................................................................................. 720

Parliament: year-by-year party representation in the National
 Assembly (main parties)..................................................................... 720

Changes in party representation in provincial legislatures,
 1994–2009............................................................................................ 721

THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRACY INDEX.......................................................... 724

South African Democracy Index.......................................................... 724

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS............................................................................... 725

World Bank Governance Indicators Report, 2007 (selected
 countries)............................................................................................... 725

The Democracy Index from The Economist, 2008
 (selected countries).............................................................................. 727

Press freedom in the world, 2008 (selected countries)....................... 729

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Politics & Government.jpgPOLITICS AT A GLANCE................................................................................................. 703

Politics overview....................................................................................... 703

THE STATE OF PLAY IN 2009........................................................................................ 704

Parliament......................................................................................................................... 704

The National Assembly............................................................................................. 704

The state of play in the National Assembly after the 2009
 national election......................................................................................... 704

Proportional representation and seats held by party after
 the 2009 national election................................................................. 704

Representation in the National Assembly by party after
 the 2009 national election................................................................. 705

The National Council of Provinces.......................................................................... 705

Seats held in the National Council of Provinces after the
 2009 provincial elections................................................................................ 705

Number of delegates to the National Council of Provinces
 after the 2009 provincial elections................................................... 705

Representation in the National Council of Provinces after
 the 2009 provincial elections............................................................. 706

Provincial legislatures................................................................................................... 706

The state of play in provincial legislatures following the 2009
 provincial elections........................................................................................... 706

Seats in provincial legislatures after the 2009 provincial
 elections................................................................................................. 706

Overall representation in the nine provincial legislatures after
 the 2009 provincial elections............................................................. 707

Local authorities.............................................................................................................. 708

The state of play in all local authorities........................................................... 708

Ward and proportional representation votes by party, 2000
 and 2006............................................................................................... 708

Ward and proportional representation seats by party,
 2000–2007 (actual numbers)............................................................ 709

Representation in the six metropolitan municipalities
 after the 2007 floor crossing.............................................................. 710

Councils controlled by party, 2007................................................................... 711

Councils controlled by party, 2000–2007........................................... 711

Results of the national election in selected municipalities, 2009................. 712

Results of the 2009 national election: Buffalo City (East
 London)................................................................................................. 712

Results of the 2009 national election: Cape Town........................... 712

Results of the 2009 national election: Ekurhuleni (East Rand)...... 713

Results of the 2009 national election: eThekwini (Durban)............ 713

Results of the 2009 national election: Johannesburg....................... 714

Results of the 2009 national election: Mangaung
 (Bloemfontein)............................................................... 714

Results of the 2009 national election: Mbombela (Nelspruit)......... 715

Results of the 2009 national election: Msunduzi
 (Pietermaritzburg)................................................................................ 715

Results of the 2009 national election: Nelson Mandela Bay
 (Port Elizabeth).................................................................................... 716

Results of the 2009 national election: Polokwane............................ 716

Results of the 2009 national election: Rustenburg............................ 717

Results of the 2009 national election: Sol Plaatje (Kimberley)...... 717

Results of the 2009 national election: Tshwane (Pretoria).............. 718

VOTING TRENDS................................................................................................................. 718

Voter turnout in national and provincial elections, 1994–2009.......................... 718

Voter turnout: 1994–2009..................................................................... 718

Voting trends..................................................................................................................... 719

Voting trends: 1994–2009..................................................................... 719

Changes in party representation 1994–2009............................................................ 720

Changes in party representation 1994–2009 — National
 Assembly .............................................................................................. 720

Parliament: year-by-year party representation in the National
 Assembly (main parties)..................................................................... 720

Changes in party representation in provincial legislatures,
 1994–2009............................................................................................ 721

THE SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRACY INDEX.......................................................... 724

South African Democracy Index.......................................................... 724

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS............................................................................... 725

World Bank Governance Indicators Report, 2007 (selected
 countries)............................................................................................... 725

The Democracy Index from The Economist, 2008
 (selected countries).............................................................................. 727

Press freedom in the world, 2008 (selected countries)....................... 729

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