Second term for Zuma as ANC wins South Africa election

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. It means Jacob Zuma will serve a second term as President.

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Zuma's ANC wins South Africa election

Jacob Zuma has won a second term as South African president. Credit: REUTERS/Mujahid Safodien

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.

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ANC holds strong lead in South African election

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.

Jacob Zuma is on course to win a second term as South African President. Credit: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

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.

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Classrooms & church halls prepare for S African election

Election officials work in a classroom that has been transformed into a voting station in Embo.
Election officials work in a classroom that has been transformed into a voting station in Embo. Credit: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Classrooms and church halls are being turned into polling stations as South Africa holds its first "Born Free" parliamentary election today.

An election official cleans a church that has been transformed into a voting station.
An election official cleans a church that has been transformed into a voting station. Credit: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

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