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2019 Election results: ANC wins national re-election, but Gauteng is tense

south africa elections 2019 votes counted resultsCounting and capturing of votes are almost complete after South Africa’s sixth general elections. Here’s a snapshot of the results.

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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.

Read our analysis here.

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.

National results

Winner: ANC

Top five:ANC, DA, EFF, IFP and VF+.

These parties earned a seat in parliament

Seats will be confirmed on Saturday, 11 May 2018.

Provincial results

North West

Also read: North West election results 2014 vs 2019

Winner: ANC

Top five: ANC (61.87%), EFF (18.64%), DA (11.18%), VF+ (4.32%) and UCDP (0.48%).

Northern Cape

Also read: Northern Cape election results 2014 vs 2019

Winner: ANC

Top five: ANC (57.54 %), DA (25.51 %), EFF (9.71 %), VF+ (2.68 %) and COPE (0.86 %).

Mpumalanga

Also read: Mpumalanga election results 2014 vs 2019

Winner: ANC

Top five: ANC (70.58 %), EFF (12.79 %), DA (9.77 %), VF+ (2.43 %) and BRA (0.72 %).

Limpopo

Not completed.

Also read: Limpopo election results 2014 vs 2019

Winner: ANC

Likely top five:ANC, EFF, DA, VF+ and ACP.

Kwa-Zulu Natal

Not completed.

Also read: Kwa-Zulu Natal election results 2014 vs 2019

Winner: ANC

Likely top five: ANC, IFP, DA, EFF and NFP.

Eastern Cape

Also read: Eastern Cape election results 2014 vs 2019

Winner: ANC

Top five: ANC (68.74 %,) DA (15.73 %), EFF (7.84 %), UDM (2.60 %) and ATM (1.52 %).

Free State

Not completed.

Also read: Free State election results 2014 vs 2019

Winner: ANC

Likely top five: ANC, DA, EFF, VF+ and ATM.

Gauteng

Not completed, ANC could lose majority.

Also read: Gauteng election results 2014 vs 2019

Western Cape

Also read: Western Cape election results 2014 vs 2019

Winner: DA

Top five: DA (55.45 %), ANC (28.64 %), EFF (4.04 %), GOOD (3.01 %) and ACDP (2.66 %).

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