DA Leadership Election Results

Issued by Greg Krumbock – Chief Presiding Officer
03 Apr 2023 in News

We are delighted to announce the results of the Leadership Elections which took place at the Democratic Alliance (DA) elective Federal Congress 2023.

Voting for Leadership Candidates took place using the online OpaVote platform and this system worked well. The election results were compliant with all DA election requirements and rules. They were signed off by us, as presiding officers, as well as the candidates’ party agents and also a professional audit firm who acted as independent external auditors and who oversaw the voting process.

All individuals who observed voting consider the elections free and fair.

This Congress was not only the largest, but also the most accessible and participatory Congress in the history of the DA. We thank all delegates for their participation, their compliance with the rules of our internal democracy, which remains healthy, strong and vibrant.

The results of the elections are as follows:

Federal Leader:

John Steenhuisen

Federal Chairperson:

Dr Ivan Meyer

Deputy Federal Chairpersons:

1st Deputy: JP Smith

2nd Deputy: Solly Malatsi

3rd Deputy: Anton Bredell

Chairperson of the Federal Council

Helen Zille, elected uncontested

Deputy Chairpersons of the Federal Council

1st Deputy: Ashor Sarupen

2nd Deputy: Annelie Lotriet

3rd Deputy: Thomas Walters

Chairperson of Federal Finance:

Dr Dion George, elected uncontested.

We extend our congratulations to all duly elected candidates.