Just under 95% of votes counted

Friday, May 9, 2014

Pretoria – Almost 95% of the votes have been counted in the 2014 general election.

On the second day of vote counting at the National Results Operations Centre in Pretoria, the African National Congress is in the lead with a massive 62% of the votes, followed by the Democratic Alliance with 21% and then the newcomers the Economic Freedom Fighters with 6%.

So far 21 002 of the 22 263 of the voting districts have been counted.

The large blue leader board at the results centre continues to be updated as results continue to be captured by IEC officials.

South Africans went to the polls in the fifth democratic election since 1994 on Wednesday.

The nation is now holding its breath ahead of the official declaration of results which is expected to be on Saturday.

Political parties have until 5pm this evening to lodge any objections with the IEC. The commission must consider all those objections before the official declaration of results.

Provisionally the final results are planned to be issued on Saturday, but the law requires that the IEC issue the results in seven days of the election. – SAnews.gov.za

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