Pretoria, May 10 IANS | 3 months ago

The South African Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has counted 100 percent of the votes in the 2014 general elections, media reported Saturday.


The IEC will announce the results at 6 p.m., SA News reported.

The African National Congress (ANC) is leading with 62.16 percent of the votes followed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) with 22.22 percent and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with 6.35 percent.

Smaller parties like Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) finished with 2.40 percent and National Freedom Party (NFP) with 1.57 percent.

Along with EFF and NFP, the third party to debut in parliament this year is the African Independent Congress (AIC), the IEC said.

The African Union (AU) declared Friday that the 2014 South African national and provincial elections were free, fair, transparent and credible.

South Africans voted Wednesday to elect the new National Assembly and provincial legislatures.

(Posted on 10-05-2014)