Significant Digits For Monday, May 13, 2019

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- fivethirtyeight.com | 4 months ago

47 opposition parties There were 47 opposition parties in last week’s South African elections.

Only two of these, however — the centrist Democratic Alliance and the far-left Economic Freedom Fighters — were “major players. ” And neither defeated the African National Congress, led by Cyril Ramaphosa, which retained a narrow majority in the South African parliament, 25 years after it “led South Africa out of apartheid.

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