ANC win closely-watched South Africa poll with absolute majority

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1 / 4 The African National Congress (ANC) will be mathematically assured more than 50 percent of votes cast in the final official tallyThe African National Congress (ANC) will be mathematically assured more than 50 percent of votes cast in the final official tally (AFP Photo/Phill Magakoe)Pretoria (AFP) - 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. The African National Congress (ANC) held a comfortable lead with 57.

73 percent at 1615 GMT after 95 percent of voting districts were officially tallied following Wednesday's vote.

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