South Africa: Time for ANC to Deliver On Its Poll Pledges

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- allafrica.com | 5 months ago

By Savious KwinikaAFTER emerging victorious in last week's general elections, South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will now be under immense scrutiny to deliver on its election campaign pledges, particularly addressing corruption, which is attributed to its decreasing its voters share from the previous polls.

Praised for renewing itself under the current president, Cyril Ramaphosa, the governing party is also set to be burdened with transforming the economy, particularly around skewed land ownership, which the party promised to address if re-elected. The revolutionary party received 57,5 percent (230 seats) of the vote (400 parliamentary) seats while the Democratic Alliance (DA) retained its position as the official opposition, coming a distant second with 20,7 percent (84 seats).

The third largest party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), accumulating an improved 10,79 percent (44 percent).

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