Vote counting complete, ANC garners 57.51%, DA 20.76% & EFF 10.79%
The ANC won 57.51% of the vote, which was more than double their nearest rivals, the Democratic Alliance (DA) who garnered 20.76% of the vote, while the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were in third place with 10.79%.
JOHANNESBURG - All the votes have been counted and the preliminary results show that the African National Congress (ANC) has been handed another five-year term in power.
The party won 57.51% of the vote, which was more than double their nearest rivals, the Democratic Alliance (DA) who garnered 20.76% of the vote.
The ANC's victory though came at a price, as the party saw a drop in support from the 2014 elections where it won with 62.15%, the third consecutive elections that the party has seen a decline in support.
The DA also saw a decline in support in 2019, reversing the steady growth that it had seen since 2004.
The country's third largest party was the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with 10.79%, a jump from the 6.35% it received in the 2014 elections.
The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and the Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) were the fourth and fifth biggest parties with 3.38% and 2.38% respectively. While the IFP also saw a drop in support, the FF Plus saw big gains in this elections.
The top 15 parties (of 48):
African National Congress (ANC) - 57.51%
Democratic Alliance (DA) - 20.76%
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) - 10.79%
Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) - 3.38%
VryheidsFront Plus (FFP) - 2.38%
African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) - 0.84%
United Democratic Movement (UDM) - 0.45%
African Transformation Movement (ATM) - 0.44%
Good - 0.40%
National Freedom Party (NFP) - 0.35%
African Independent Congress (AIC) - 0.28%
Congress of the People (Cope) - 0.27%
Pan Africanist Congress of Azania - 0.19%
Al Jama-ah - 0.18%
African Security Congress (ASC) - 0.15%
Smaller parties who had predicted they would receive strong support:
Black First Land First (BLF) - 0.11%
Agang South Africa (Agang SA) - 0.08 %
African Content Movement (ACM) - 0.03 %