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South African election results portal goes blank in obvious problem

South African election results portal goes blank in apparent glitch

MIDRAND (Reuters) -An evident problem on the site of South Africa’s electoral commission on Friday early morning implied that the outcomes page from today’s parliamentary election stopped upgrading and went blank.

Since 0630 GMT, the outcomes page revealed the vote count as 0% total after it had actually formerly been revealing arise from more than 50% of ballot stations. The election occurred on Wednesday.

An election commission authorities at the outcomes centre in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, stated:

“We need to be back online soon and the information will be offered once again.

“We have actually not lost any information and there is development with our catching, and there are no concerns in regards to that.”

Specialists at the outcomes centre stated they were working to repair the issue.

Before the outcomes page went blank, the vote count revealed the ANC on track to lose its parliamentary bulk with 42.3% of the vote, the opposition Democratic Alliance at 23.4% and the uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) celebration of previous President Jacob Zuma at 10.8%.

(Reporting by Alexander Winning and Bate Felix; Composing by Estelle Shirbon; modifying by Silvia Aloisi)

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