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Patriotic Alliance tops ballots in five metros

The Patriotic Alliance will be the first party on the ballot papers in five of the eight metropolitan municipalities in the country. This is after the Independent Electoral Commission’s draw on Wednesday.

The Patriotic Alliance will be top on the ballots in the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Municipality, Tshwane Metro, Ekurhuleni, City of Cape Town and City of Johannesburg  where the Pan Africanist Movement is not contesting.

The Pan Africanist Movement will top the Proportional Representation ballot papers in all the municipalities where it is contesting in the 2016 Local Government Elections.

However, in the municipalities where it is not contesting, all the other parties will follow in alphabetical order.

Some of the major parties in the country including the African National Congress, Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters appear further down in the metropolitan municipalities’ ballots.

The metropolitan council with the longest PR ballot paper is the Western Cape with 37 parties and Eastern Cape has the shortest list with only ten parties. Below is how the ballots will be looking in five of the metropolitan municipalities:

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