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IEC faces uncertainty over number of contesting parties and ballot size [SOUND]

# The Independent Electoral Commission has acknowledged challenges in preparing for this year’s general and provincial elections after president Cyril Ramaphosa set May 29 for the polls. Chief Electoral Official Sy Mamabolo cites uncertainty over the number of contesting parties and independents, impacting ballot paper size. He says with over 27.4-million registered voters, the IEC faces logistical hurdles amidst evolving electoral dynamics:

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