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By Faizel Patel

Senior Digital Journalist


Alan Winde re-elected as Premier of the Western Cape

Winde and 42 other members of the provincial legislature were sworn in on Thursday by acting Western Cape Judge President Patricia Goliath


The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Alan Winde has been re-elected as Premier of the Western Cape for another 5-year term at the first sitting of the 7th administration of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.

Winde and 42 other Members of the Provincial Legislature (MPL) were sworn in on Thursday by acting Western Cape Judge President Patricia Goliath.

The DA’s 20-year reign in the Western Cape continued uninterrupted during the national and provincial elections winning the lion’s share of the provincial vote in the province.

Watch Alan Winde re-elected as Premier of the Western Cape

The DA cruised to 53.05% share of the votes in the province, a slight increase on the 52.41% it received in 2019.

Secret ballot

Two candidates were nominated for the Premier. DA MPL Tertuis Simmers nominated Winde, while the African National Congress (ANC) MPL Rachel Windvogel nominated Khalid Sayed for the position.

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After a secret ballot, Winde received 26 votes and Sayed received 14.  There were two spoilt ballots.

Winde says he’ll work harder

The re-elected premier said it is a “profound honour and privilege” that he had been given.

“In my first term of office, we achieved so much in our efforts to address the wicked problems facing this province, but I know that many of those still remain.

“As I crisscrossed this province, I saw how many of our residents are struggling and the responsibility that we, as government, have to step in and provide that critical social safety net for each of them.  I owe it to you our residents to work even harder as I lead this government once more,” Winde said.

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