ANC wins closely-watched South Africa poll with absolute majority

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- rappler.com | 6 months ago

Supporters of the ruling party the African National Congress cheer as they arrive at the Ellis Park stadium in Johannesburg to attend the ANC's final presidential election campaign rally on May 5, 2019. File photo by Marco Longari/AFP

PRETORIA, South Africa – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling ANC won reelection on Friday, May 10, with an absolute majority in parliament, results showed, but with diminished support, complicating economic revival and anti-corruption efforts.

The results, published by the electoral commission, are the party's worst national showing since Nelson Mandela led it to victory in the first multi-racial polls after apartheid ended in 1994.

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