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The political party in power in South Africa, ANC won in the general elections of Wednesday with 62,5 % of the votes. The results, concerning 95 % of polling stations, were published on Friday, 9th May at 07:30 am (05:30 am GMT).
In spite of this victory, the party of Jacob Zuma is in decline with regard to its score of the elections of 2009 (65,9 %).
By the way, the populist Julius Malema is a surprise for all obtaining 6,1 % of the votes with his party The Economic Freedom Fighters ( EFF).
The fourth position is occupied by the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) of Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi with 2,45 %.
The party coming from a split of ANC, Cope, that got 7,4 % of the votes in 2009, henceforth has no more than 0,7 %, weaken by infighting.
The very media intellectual Mamphela Ramphele who wanted to embody a Black liberal alternative of ANC, does not reach 0,3 %.
The participation rate was 73,1 % according to a provisional figure from the Election board. The final results are expected later in the course of the day.
Original text by: Blaise AKAME