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On 8 May 2019, South Africans headed to the polls for the country’s sixth democratic elections. Despite the highest number of voters ever registered, the turnout plummeted to its lowest ever.
There has been consternation, too.
From ballot papers running out, scanners malfunctioning and allegations of double voting, more than half of the parties contesting the 2019 elections have vowed to take action against the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).
Nonetheless, after a lengthy counting and auditing process, the results are out. Well, almost. The IEC first said they expected to reach the 90% counting mark by 21:00 on Thursday, but that turned out to be widely ambitious.
Then, they expected everything to be concluded by midnight on 10 May. After that clock struck, there were a few carriages yet to turn into pumpkins.
But the completion was at nearly 99% by 00:12 with Gauteng, one of the most hotly contested provinces, having the largest number of voting districts outstanding, the total vote count completed was 91%.
The rest of the results were pretty clear, however.
They’re not official just yet – that only happens once time has been allowed for everyone to raise their objections. Nationally, however, nothing will change.
ANC win re-election, but lose support
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ruling ANC won re-election on Friday with an absolute majority in parliament, results showed, but with diminished support, complicating economic revival and anti-corruption efforts.
The results, published by the electoral commission, are the party’s worst national showing since Nelson Mandela led it to victory in the first multi-racial polls after apartheid ended in 1994.
Results released by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) showed the ANC’s closest rival, the main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), but only marginally.
The Economic Freedom Fighters, founded six years ago by former ANC youth leader Julius Malema, was in third place,
Note: The information below will be updated with the full results list once ratified by the IEC. Where provincial results were still outstanding, it is noted as such and you can follow the live leaderboards for those provinces by clicking through below.
Top five:ANC, DA, EFF, IFP and VF+.
These parties earned a seat in parliament
Seats will be confirmed on Saturday, 11 May 2018.
Also read: North West election results 2014 vs 2019
Top five: ANC (61.87%), EFF (18.64%), DA (11.18%), VF+ (4.32%) and UCDP (0.48%).
Also read: Northern Cape election results 2014 vs 2019
Top five: ANC (57.54 %), DA (25.51 %), EFF (9.71 %), VF+ (2.68 %) and COPE (0.86 %).
Also read: Mpumalanga election results 2014 vs 2019
Top five: ANC (70.58 %), EFF (12.79 %), DA (9.77 %), VF+ (2.43 %) and BRA (0.72 %).
Also read: Limpopo election results 2014 vs 2019
Likely top five:ANC, EFF, DA, VF+ and ACP.
Also read: Kwa-Zulu Natal election results 2014 vs 2019
Likely top five: ANC, IFP, DA, EFF and NFP.
Also read: Eastern Cape election results 2014 vs 2019
Top five: ANC (68.74 %,) DA (15.73 %), EFF (7.84 %), UDM (2.60 %) and ATM (1.52 %).
Also read: Free State election results 2014 vs 2019
Likely top five: ANC, DA, EFF, VF+ and ATM.
Not completed, ANC could lose majority.
Also read: Gauteng election results 2014 vs 2019
Also read: Western Cape election results 2014 vs 2019
Top five: DA (55.45 %), ANC (28.64 %), EFF (4.04 %), GOOD (3.01 %) and ACDP (2.66 %).