Cyril Ramaphosa elected by South Africa's parliament, promises to tackle corruption

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(Sumaya Hisham/Reuters) South Africa's president is not elected directly by voters, but is chosen by the parliament.

The number of votes each party receives in the national election determines how many representatives the parties have in the 400-seat legislature. The members of parliament then elect the president.

Ramaphosa's ANC has 230 seats in South Africa's sixth democratic parliament since the fall of apartheid in 1994.

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