Wed. Jul 24th, 2019

DA secures most votes abroad in South African elections

Mmusi Maimane 2019 electionsThe tallying of votes for South Africa’s sixth democratic election is nearing completion.

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With vote counting at 99.82% complete, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has taken most of the votes cast outside of South Africa.

The party obtained 74.45% of votes cast abroad in South Africa’s sixth National and Provincial Elections, administered by the Electoral Commission (IEC).

The African National Congress (ANC) took the second spot with 10.83% of the votes followed by the Freedom Front Plus (VF Plus) in third place with 4.57% of the vote.

The counting of overseas votes started on Wednesday night soon after polls in South Africa closed at 21:00.

On Thursday, IEC Chief Executive Officer Mosotho Moepya said there were a number of missions abroad whose votes had not been received by 21:00 on Wednesday.

South Africans living abroad cast their vote on 27 April 2019 at 121 foreign missions.

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