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 almost 76% of district results declared, the ANC has won 57% of the ballot, well ahead of the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) on 22%.
The Radical Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), is in third place with 10%.
The ANC, which has been in power since 1994, won 62% of the vote at the last general election in 2014.
Turnout was about 65% in the twin Parliamentary and Provincial Elections – a drop compared to the 73% registered five years ago.
Full results are due on Saturday.