Your Votes are Being Counted: Who's Leading The 2019 Election So Far?

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So, right now, your votes are being counted. If you’re simply dying to know how your party’s doing, here’s an update on who’s leading so far, nationally and more locally.

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Who’s Leading in the Country So Far?

Drum roll please… the ANC. Well, no huge surprise here. Many have predicted this. With over 2 million votes already counted this morning, IOL reports that, so far, the ANC is leading nationally. Here are the top three parties’ votes so far:

  • ANC at 1 171 934 
  • DA at 580 287 
  • EFF at 170 703

Around 18% of all votes have been counted so far, according to TimesLive. So there’s still quite a long way to go. But as it stands, the percentages for the leading 5 parties so far are:

  • ANC at 53.89%
  • DA at 27.14%
  • EFF at 7.83%
  • FF+ at 3.52%
  • IFP at 1.59%

Who’s Leading in the Provinces?

ANC Leads in Gauteng

In Gauteng, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC is leading the charge at 150 595 votes so far. The DA follows at 75 780 while the EFF is currently in third place at 38 956 votes.

DA Leads in the Western Cape

Down in the Western Cape, the DA still seems to have the province locked down. Mmusi Maimane’s party is in the lead with 304 017 votes, followed by the ANC at 138 628. Third, in the race for the Western Cape is the EFF at 14 769 votes so far.

The DA  is encouraged by the way the Western Cape results are looking, IOL reports, given their competition from Patricia de Lille’s GOOD party.

ANC Leads in the North West, EFF Follows

Early results show that the ANC is leading in the North West province, at 58.7%. Second in the running is the EFF at 15.6%, followed by the DA at 13%.

ANC Leads in Mpumalanga

There’s a strong ANC lead in Mpumalanga, at 65%, with the DA and EFF following at 14% and 11% respectively.

In the Northern Cape:

In Limpopo:


In the Free State:

In the Eastern Cape:

When Will the Final Results be Out?

So when will we actually KNOW? The IEC says that we’ll start seeing bigger numbers come in as the days progress. But the final election results are expected on Saturday, 11 May.

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