The governing African National Congress (ANC) is expected to be returned to office in South Africa’s parliamentary election, but with a reduced majority.
With more than 80% of district results declared, the ANC has won 57% of the ballot, well ahead of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on 22%.
The ANC, which has been in power since 1994, won 62% of the vote at the last general election in 2014.
Anger over the economy and corruption may have eroded its appeal.
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The radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), is in third place with 10%, the official results. indicate.
Analysts predict the ANC will win the election with between 55% and 59% of the vote.