South Africa elections: Opportunities and challenges

- | 7 months ago

South Africa’s recent general election has bucked the international trend towards populism by consolidating its democracy at the political centre.

The ruling African National Congress, led by the popular centrist, Cyril Ramaphosa, has maintained its outright majority by committing to the reform and cleaning up of the party and state. South Africa went to the polls on May 8th to elect its sixth democratic government.

This election has been billed as the most consequential since the end of Apartheid in 1994.

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