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Almost 95% of Gauteng votes counted

2014-05-09 16:24
(Rodger Bosch, AFP)

Pretoria - Capturing the 2014 election results in the hotly contested province of Gauteng was 94.75% complete on Friday afternoon.

Just before 16:00 2 508 out of 2 647 voting districts had been counted.

The African National Congress was leading with 2 208 256 votes - 53.20%.

In 2009, it won the province with 64.04%.

The Democratic Alliance was behind the ANC by a little less than a million votes.

The opposition party so far had 1 296 209 votes - 31.23%. In 2009, it came second with 21.86% of the provincial vote.

Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters was in third place with 424 047 votes (10.22%).

The EFF was convinced it would win Gauteng.

On Wednesday, the party's Gauteng premier candidate Dali Mpofu said the EFF had to govern the economic hub of the country.

Earlier on Friday, DA premier candidate Mmusi Maimane, who ran a campaign similar to US president Barak Obama, said he would not comment until the final results were released.

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