IEC expects to announce election results on May 11
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IEC expects to announce election results on May 11

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) hopes to announce the May 8 general elections outcome three days after voting.

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IEC Deputy Electoral Mawethu Mosery. Photo by Neo Motloung
The commission’s deputy CEO Mawethu Mosery, says in the past the IEC has always been able to produce the final results of an election within three days after voting.
“We are planning that on Saturday on the 11th we should announce to South Africans the outcome of the elections.” 

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He adds on the 15 of May the commission is expects to proclaim the completed results.
On the same day, the IEC will announce the seats allocation and names of those elected for those seats in Parliament and the various provincial legislature.
“That is when in terms of our responsibility as the electoral commission we would at least seal this elections as haven been completed.”
By law the commission is obligated to proclaim the elections no later than seven days after voting.
Mosery was speaking at a pre-elections briefing at Unisa in Pretoria on Monday. 

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