#AceWorldNews – PRETORIA – SOUTH AFRICA – May 09 – The ruling African National Congress (ANC) is set to win South Africa’s fifth democratic election by a significant majority, debunking speculation that the party would be severely tested this week.
At midday on Friday, after an estimated 97.96 percent of votes had been tallied, the ANC was the outright leader with 62.2 percent of the count.
The official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA), was sitting on 22.19 percent in second place.
Addressing the media on Friday, Pansy Tlakula, chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced that counting in the country’s fifth democratic election was nearly complete.
“We are nearly home,” Tlakula said.
In three of the country’s nine provinces, results have been finalised. Officials say the counting in the other six provinces is at an advanced stage.
The IEC is expected to announce the results on Saturday.
“With 97,96 percent of results captured, we are confident of being able to announce the official results tomorrow,” Tlakula said.
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