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South Africa's African National Congress party has won the national election with 62.16 percent of the vote, the country's election commission has said.
The provisional result shows the ANC's main rival, the Democratic Alliance, took 22.22 percent, while the ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters managed 6.35 percent.
The ANC is accused of corruption and ineptitude, but is coasting towards another big win in the South African election.
Julius Malema's EFF party is third - currently at 6%.
South Africa's ruling African National Congress has taken more than 59 percent of the votes in the national election after a third of the ballots were counted, the electoral commission said.
The ANC's main rival, the Democratic Alliance, had more than 27 percent, while the ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had just above 4 percent, the commission said.
Classrooms and church halls are being turned into polling stations as South Africa holds its first "Born Free" parliamentary election today.
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