South Africans headed to the polls in their numbers on the 8th of May to vote in the country’s sixth national elections. All over the country voting went smoothly and very little issues a raised.
Many older South Africans were excited to vote,while the youth between 20 and 30 was absent from the registered recorded voters.
Official results will be available from the IEC directly, using its results portal:
- IEC Election Results
The final pronouncement of the 2019 election results are expected to be made on Saturday, 11 May 2019
Election 2019 predictions
In the 2014 elections, the ANC won 62.2% of the vote, with the DA securing 22.0% as the country’s official opposition. The EFF, which contested the national vote for the first time that year, debuted at 6.4% of the vote.
Looking at predictions for 2019, eyes will be on the ANC which is largely expected to show a decline in support (to between 55% and 60%) with the DA anticipated to also show a drop, or remain fairly flat (18% to 20%).
The EFF, meanwhile, is expected to show a major boost in support numbers, with some outlets expecting around double the support (between 11% and 14%).
Here are some snaps from social media of party leaders and celebs that made the mark.