#Elections2014: First results in

The first results were released by IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula in Pretoria late on Wednesday.

The first results from the fifth democratic general elections came from Mount Ayliff in the Eastern Cape. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

PRETORIA - The first results from South Africa's fifth democratic general elections have been released by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).

The results were released by IEC chairperson Pansy Tlakula at the Results Operations Centre in Pretoria late on Wednesday.

The first results were from Mount Ayliff in Umzimvubu in the Eastern Cape, which went to the ANC with 148 votes.

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) got five votes while the Democratic Alliance secured three.

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) received two with the African Peoples Convention and the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania each receiving one vote.

IEC officials reported a turnout of 80 percent in urban areas.

Shortly after 11pm, 44 of 22,263 voting districts had been counted, according to the IEC's website.

The commission says it is expecting that by tomorrow evening, the majority of votes will be in.

Polling stations closed at 9pm but those in the queues were allowed to cast their votes.

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