Ruling ANC takes early lead in South Africa election

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- thehindu.com | a month ago

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) had a comfortable lead with nearly half of national election votes counted but much lower support than it received during the last parliamentary and presidential contests.

Corruption allegations from Opposition parties appeared to have hurt the governing party. With returns from 46% of South Africa’s voting districts tallied, the ANC had 57% of the vote, according to results announced by the Electoral Commission.

The party won 62% of the vote in the 2014 election.

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