Pretoria — The African National Congress passed the million vote mark after 4.30am on Thursday morning in the fifth democratic election in South Africa.
The early results at 4.40am showed the ANC had 1,100,891 votes, the Democratic Alliance had 623,234 votes, the Economic Freedom Fighters 73,723 votes and the United Democratic Movement 19,883 votes.
Representatives of the various political parties remained at the centre to keep an eye on the results as they continued to be updated.
The Freedom Front Plus had 26,271 votes, the Congress of the People 14,510, Inkatha Freedom Party 39,046, Agang SA 4437 and the National Freedom Party 26,608.
The Workers Socialist Party had 1007 votes, the African Christian Democratic Party 13,721, the African Independent Congress 11,244 and the African Peoples Convention had 3353 votes.
Al Jama-Ah had 4501 votes, Azanian Peoples Organisation 2030, Bushbuckridge Residents Association 1234, First Nation Liberation Alliance 491 and the Front National 662.
The Independent Civic Organisation of SA had 3397 votes, Keep It Straight and Simple 414, Kingdom Governance Movement 752, Minority Front 1135, and Pan Africanist Congress of Azania had 3293 votes.
The Pan Africanist Movement had 435, Patriotic Alliance 3732, Peoples Alliance 226, the Ubuntu Party 980, the United Christian Democratic Party 1661, and the United Congress had 313 votes.