S. African voters urge ruling party to fix economy, combat corruption


- china.org.cn | 6 months ago

As voters have chosen the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa's national election, they cast their hope on its president Cyril Ramaphosa to fix the ailing economy and root out corruption, according to experts after Wednesday's elections.

While the ANC would return to parliament as a major party, its seats have been reduced by 19 to 230. It is the first time that the ANC support has been reduced to below 60 percent since 1994 when it first came to power.

The Democratic Alliance, the official opposition which received over 20 percent of the vote, had its seats reduced to 84 from 89.

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