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ANC leads South African election with 59 pct

A South African woman walks towards a ballot box to vote at the Sivananda FET College in Kwa-Mashu, some 35 kms north of Durban, on May 7, 2014 as South Africa held its fifth post-apartheid general elections. Twenty years after South Africans of all colours wowed the world by voting to end apartheid, they shrugged off sporadic violence and flocked to the polls for another landmark election. AFP PHOTO/RAJESH JANTILAL

PRETORIA, May 8 (Reuters) - 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 on Thursday.

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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