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ANALYSIS | Who will lead metros? Get out the calculators, it could get complicated

There were only two metros in which winning parties secured comfortable victories

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Horse-trading and negotiations will have to begin in earnest, if they haven’t already, after the official results from Monday’s local government elections showed coalitions will be needed in five of the country’s eight metros.

The metropolitan councils were always expected to be closely contested and that turned out to be exactly the case.

In only two of the metros, Cape Town (DA) and Buffalo City (ANC), did the winning party secure a comfortable victory, while in Mangaung the ANC scraped through with a majority of just a single seat...

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