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South Africa's ruling ANC wins national election

IANS  |  Johannesburg 

South Africa's ruling (ANC) has won the national election by winning 57.51 per cent of the votes, the (IEC) announced.

The official results showed on Saturday that opposition party came second with 20.76 per cent while the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) won 10.79 per cent, reported.

IEC said that despite the record number of political parties that contested in the elections, only 14 parties would make into parliament.

The ANC would return to the with 230 seats, DA with 84 and EFF with 44 seats.

The IEC said 97 per cent of sample voters found the elections free and fair while 97 per cent found the voting process easy.

The IEC's said that South Africa's sixth were the most complex, highly contested one.

"We've come through these elections as a stronger institution, a stronger country," he said.



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First Published: Sun, May 12 2019. 00:52 IST