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First election results in

2014-05-07 23:06
IEC

Pretoria - Vote counting has begun and the first results were in from South Africa's fifth democratic election on Wednesday, IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula said.

"We have our first result in. It is from Umzimvubu in Mount Ayliff in the Eastern Cape."

There were 148 votes for the ANC, five for the EFF, three for the DA, two for the UDM, and one each for the APC and PAC.

The numbers were displayed on the results board at the Electoral Commission of SA's centre in Pretoria.

Tlakula said voting had proceeded without serious incident in almost all areas - and the most significant challenges faced were mainly as a result of the high turnout at voting stations and voters voting where they were not registered.

“Very high volumes of voters were reported in metro areas throughout the country – including Tshwane, Johannesburg, Durban, Nelson Mandela Bay and Cape Town.”

She said this resulted in lengthy queues in a number of voting stations. In some of these areas voting is still continuing as election officials ensure they allow all voters who were in the queue at 21:00 to complete their votes.

“At one voting station in the Durban metro in KwaZulu-Natal there were over 1 200 voters still in the queue after 19:00.”

Tlakula said counting of the tens of millions of provincial and national ballot papers would continue through the night and into tomorrow.

As results started trickling in the ANC had taken the lead in the national results, followed by the DA and the UDM.

Follow Election Results LIVE.

- SAPA
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