ACDP awarded an extra seat in parliament

South Africa's electoral court on Tuesday awarded the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) a contested seat in the country's National Assembly after a counting error in the April 14 national poll.

The court ruled another minority party, the Azanian People's Organisation had been incorrectly allocated 2 666 votes. That party will lose one of its two seats in the legislature.

With the new seat, the ACDP has seven members in the national parliament.

President Thabo Mbeki's African National Congress captured 279 of the assembly's 400 seats.


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