Almost there. 97.62% of vote counted

2014-05-09 12:36

By midday today, 97.62% of the national vote in the fifth democratic elections had been counted.

According to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC), 21 734 of the 22 263 voting districts had been counted.

Out of the 17 788 485 votes counted so far 17 546 070 (98.6%) were valid.

Nationally there were 24 269 962 people registered.

The ANC was leading with more than 10 million votes so far at 62.26%.

The DA was in second place with 3 923 163 votes (22.16%), and newcomer the Econonic Freedom Fighters was third with just over a million votes (6.24%).

» Click here for the live election results.

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