S.Africa's ruling ANC keeps majority after polls: results

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10 maj 2019, 18.14

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling ANC won re-election Friday with an absolute majority in parliament, results showed, but with diminished support, complicating efforts to boost growth and fight corruption.

The African National Congress (ANC) held an unbeatable lead with 57.73 percent at 1610 GMT after 95 percent of voting districts were officially tallied following Wednesday's vote.

That means they will be mathematically assured more than 50 percent of votes cast in the final official tally, due to be announced Saturday, and a similar proportion of parliamentary seats.