South Africa's ruling ANC cruising to lead in vote

- | 8 months ago

The major opposition party, the Democratic Alliance has obtained almost 22% of the vote so far, about the exact identical share it received in the elections.

Left-wing Economic Freedom Fighters, the populist increased its share of the vote from 6% to 10%. As the turnout of voters is 65%, down from 74 percent in the prior 2014 election voter apathy has been a factor.

More than 40 smaller parties also participate in 31 smaller parties and the election have lodged a complaint with the commission, complaining of irregularities and calling for an audit of the vote and a rerun of the election.

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