After more than two days of counting, the ANC has retained a weakened majority on the national ballot with 57.51%. In 2014, the ANC had received 62.15% of the national vote. This means Cyril Ramaphosa will be the first president to govern with less than 60% electoral support. The biggest crisis befell the DA, support for which dropped from 22.23% nationally in 2014, to 20.76%.

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