The Electoral Commission (IEC) has declared the general elections as free and fair. Speaking at the Results Centre in Pretoria, IEC Chairperson Glen Mashinini also officially announced South Africa’s governing party for the next five years.

South Africa’s sixth general election of the democratic era saw the African National Congress (ANC) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) shed support and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and Freedom Front Plus gaining  popularity.

The ANC will have 19 less seats in the National Assembly. The DA will lose around nine seats.

But the EFF, IFP and FF PLUS will all see more of their representatives in Parliament.