20% of the votes counted

By Drum Digital
08 May 2014

A quarter of votes counted 9 hours after closing of voting stations

Almost nine hours after the voting stations closed in the fifth democratic election in South Africa, over 20 percent of the votes had been counted on Thursday morning.

At 5.45am, 23.33% of votes had been counted and the African National Congress had 1,592,714 votes, the Democratic Alliance 850,186, the Economic Freedom Fighters 110,790 and the United Democratic Movement had 27,337 votes.

The Freedom Front Plus had 35,251, the Congress of the People 22,355, the Inkatha Freedom Party 55,510, Agang SA 6376 and the National Freedom Party had 38,150 votes.

The Workers Socialist Party had 1343 votes, the African Christian Democratic Party 19,175, the African Independent Congress 15,637 and the African Peoples Convention had 4898 votes.

Al Jama-Ah had 6066 votes, Azanian Peoples Organisation 2810, Bushbuckridge Residents Association 1556, First Nation Liberation Alliance 652, and Front National 920.

The Independent Civic Organisation of SA had 5638 votes, Keep It Straight and Simple 594, Kingdom Governance Movement 1060, Minority Front 1498 and Pan Africanist Congress of Azania 4745 votes.

The Pan Africanist Movement had 619 votes, Patriotic Alliance 4633, Peoples Alliance 327, the Ubuntu Party 1397, United Christian Democratic Party 2334 and United Congress 512.

Political party representatives started arriving again at the IEC results centre in Pretoria at 6am.

-           Sapa

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