POLL WATCH: ANC takes strong lead, DA trails far behind while EFF powers on


- news24.com | 5 months ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC will retain its parliamentary majority after polls but with diminished support, complicating efforts to revive the embattled party and the country's flagging economy, results showed on Thursday.

ANC, in power since 1994, surged into the lead with nearly 57% after almost 70% of the votes were officially tallied following Wednesday's vote. By 22:25 on Thursday evening, 67.

54% of the votes had been captured, with the ANC building a healthy lead over its competitors, having amassed 56.

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