Sunday, 26 April 2009

ANC wins election, but looses majority

Final results from South Africa's general election show that the ANC received 65.9 % of the votes. This is nevertheless the party's weakest result in elections after the end of apartheid fifteen years ago. It means that the ANC looses its 2/3 majority in Parliament, which it has held since 2004 and which gave the party the possibility to change the constitution without support of other parties. The result also means that the ANC's controversial presidential candidate, Jacob Zuma, will be elected President of South Africa when Parliament convenes. The turnout for the election was 77 %. More in The Guardian:

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