South Africans React To ANC's Unfulfilled Promises

- | 5 months ago

The African National Congress (ANC) has won the South African parliamentary election, but with a significantly reduced majority.

The ballot on 8 May left the ANC with a 57% share of the vote, the Democratic Alliance (DA) with 21% and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with 11%. Whilst the result sees a 5% reduction in votes for the ANC compared to the 2014 general election, it speaks volumes about the growing dissatisfaction that South Africans feel towards the government and its president, Cyril Ramaphosa.

This sense of alienation is echoed in the historically low turnout for the vote.

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