There were also growing concerns over the number of people who were unable to vote because of queues at polling stations.
There were reports of people being turned away from as officials struggled to cope. This could lead to parties legally challenging the result.
Voter turnout was forecast to have been more than 70 per cent.
This is true. I have heard first hand accounts of dozens, if not hundreds of people being turned away from voting by election officials and police - and this is in only one consitutency - despite being in line to vote prior to 9:50pm.