South African President Ramaphosa And ANC Hold On To Power In National Elections

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South Africa‘s ruling party, the African National Congress, retained control of parliament in national elections held there this week.

But its grip on power eased as the party‘s overall share of the vote dipped from previous elections amid widespread corruption scandals within the party and a sluggish economy. While the ANC‘s victory was never in doubt, the election was seen as a referendum on the party that‘s been in power since apartheid ended there a generation ago.

Results from the Independent Electoral Commission on Saturday showed the ANC garnered roughly 58% of the vote.

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