JOHANNESBURG – The Independent Electoral Commission has announced the official results of the 2019 general election.

The ANC has recorded a reduced majority of 57.5%.

A 4.5% drop from their 2014 result of 62%, continuing the party’s downward spiral since the 2004 polls.

The official opposition, the Democratic Alliance, has polled 20.8% of the national vote, dropping from its 22.2% in 2014.

Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters has grown its electoral support, with the red berets recording 10.8%.

The Freedom Front Plus and the Inkatha Freedom Party have resurrected their support base in this year’s election, amassing 3.38 and 2.38%.

The ANC managed to retain all the eight provinces it is governing also managing to hang onto Gauteng with a slim majority of 50.1%.

The Democratic Alliance retained its governing position in the Western Cape.

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