WORLD South Africa's ruling ANC wins national election: electoral commission

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South Africa's ruling ANC wins national election: electoral commission

Xinhua

04:41, May 12, 2019

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (R) greets voters at a polling station in Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 8, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

JOHANNESBURG, May 11 (Xinhua) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) has won the national election by winning 57.51 percent of the votes, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) announced on Saturday evening.

The official results showed that opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) came second with 20.76 percent while the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) won 10.79 percent.

IEC Chairperson Glen Mashinini 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 National Assembly with 230 seats, DA with 84 and EFF with 44 seats.

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