100% of votes counted

Preliminary figures show the ANC won the general elections with 62,16 %, followed by the DA with 22,22%.

The results board at the IEC's national results centre in Pretoria keeps ticking over as results from around the country steadily flow in. Reinart Toerien/EWN.

PRETORIA - One hundred percent of votes have been counted in South Africa's fifth democratic elections, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) confirmed on Friday.

The figures are preliminary and the official number will be released by the commission at its National Results Centre in Pretoria at 6pm on Saturday.

The ANC received an overwhelming majority of the ballots with 62,16 percent of the vote, down from the 2009 total of 65,9 percent.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will remain the official opposition with 22,22 percent, up from 16,66 percent in 2009.

Newly-formed Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) clinched the third spot with 6,35 percent percent.

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) finished in fourth place with 2,40 percent of the ballot, the same position it occupied in 2009. But the party's support-base dropped sharply from 4,55 percent in 2009.

The National Freedom Party (NFP) came in at number five with 1,57 percent of the vote.

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) came in at number six with one percent of the vote, up from 0,85 percent in 2009.

Other smaller parties that will be represented in Parliament include the Freedom Front Plus, the Congress of the People and the African Christian Congress.

AgangSA also looks set to get a seat in the National Assembly.

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