The Cape Party has been awaiting a response from the IEC with regard to a pending objection raised against the counting process of the May 18 elections.
The objection presented evidence in which Cape Party votes had increased considerably where recounts had been possible. The objection has been rejected by the IEC, and barring further costly legal action (costs which the Cape Party can no longer incur), the results of the May 18 elections will be considered final.
The final valid vote count for the Cape Party in the City of Cape Town Metro is a total of: 3032 votes
Seats were allocated to 11 of the 33 parties
The Cape Party positioned 12 of the 33 parties
The Freedom Front, in position 11, received the final seat with 3985 votes
(further voting results can be found at www.elections.org.za)
Thank you to all of the candidates and Cape Party supporters who worked tirelessly in the 2011 Local Elections campaign.
Months without rest resulted in a sizeable campaign that provided the people of Cape Town with the first real opportunity to be introduced to the Cape Party and the message of Cape independence. Applaud must be given to the candidates outside of Cape Town who showed determination and took personal responsibility to spread the cause, it is actions such as these which will determine our future. The 2011 campaign projected the message of Cape independence with far greater reach than was achieved in 2009. We now implore all supporters to continue spreading the message of Cape independence in any way that you can. Speak to your friends, family and colleagues, urge them to spread the message, get involved and donate to the cause. If our vision is to be achieved we need your support now more than ever. This election revealed the increasing political detachment of the Cape from the central state as voters rejected the ANC, however it also reinforced the political status quo. If the voting public is not made aware of their power to bring about an overhaul of the political system through a Cape Party vote then the political path we are on in this country will only accelerate. The future of this country rests on your choices.
The Cape Party