South African municipal elections, 1995–96

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Municipal elections were held in South Africa in 1995 and 1996. Over 11 000 seats were contested of which the African National Congress won 6 032, the National Party 1 814, the Inkhata Freedom Party 754 and the Democratic Party 138.[1]

The elections were held on 1 November 1995 in most of the country, but delayed to 29 May 1996 in the Western Cape and 26 June 1996 in KwaZulu-Natal due to boundary demarcation disputes.

Party Leader Votes % Seats
African National Congress Nelson Mandela 5 033 855 58.02% 6 032
National Party Frederik de Klerk 1 563 465 18.02% 1814
Inkatha Freedom Party Mangosuthu Buthelezi 757 704 8.73% 754
Democratic Party Tony Leon 302 006 3.48% 138
Freedom Front Constand Viljoen 230 845 2.66% 159
Pan Africanist Congress Motsoko Pheko 104 455 1.2% 27
Conservative Party Ferdinand Hartzenberg 68 595 0.79% 57
African Christian Democratic Party Lucas Mangope 66 985 0.77% 8
Others 422 587 4.27% 1097
Total 8 619 065 100.00% 11 368

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