DA lodges 60 official objections as ANC hovers at 55% in national election results

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The DA has lodged 60 official objections and 2,500 complaints against the results, eNCA reports. These will be taken up with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) at around 10am when they meet at the national party liaison board meeting. Objections are far more serious than complaints.

Other parties will also be lodging similar complaints, with Cope MP Deidre Carter having evidence of how easy it would have been for her to vote multiple times.

With around 23 percent of votes counted after the general elections in South Africa, the African National Congress (ANC) was living up to its title of ruling party.

By 8.15am, the ANC had about 1.5 million votes, followed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) with around 750,000 and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at 230,000.

While votes in many big districts were outstanding, the voting trends seem to follow the current status quo in South African politics as these parties are currently the top three parties represented in the National Assembly in terms of seats.

The big surprise was the Freedom Front Plus, which at this early stage had 92,000 votes – a strong showing – and if the trend continues the party could see more MPs representing it in Parliament.

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) support among the electorate stood at 42,000 while the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) had 31,000 votes cast in their favour.

New Kid on the block GOOD, formed by former DA mayor Patrica De Lille, was seventh on the board with 22,000 votes.

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