South Africa: ANC Takes Early Lead in National Elections

May 09, 2019

At 1pm on Thursday May 9, South Africa's Electoral Commission results were showing the African National Congress in the lead.

The country voted in national and provincial elections on May 8.

Results for the three main political parties were as follows:


ANC - 3 172 788 votes, or 56.14%
Democratic Alliance - 1 373 246 or 24.30%
Economic Freedom Fighters - 514115 or 9.10%

While results in Gauteng's three major metros are yet to be tallied, the ANC remains confident that it will hang onto the province.

"It's still early days in Gauteng, as none of the metros have been counted yet. We are still waiting for Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni where most of the voters live, and their decision will decide where this province goes," DA head of statistics in Gauteng, Ashor Sarupen, told News24 at the Gauteng results centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, on Thursday.

 

Credit: News24

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