South Africa's ANC Expected to Win National Election

- | 6 months ago

South Africa’s storied African National Congress is set to win and retain power for the sixth time in a row, following Wednesday’s sixth parliamentary elections since the nation ended apartheid in 1994.

With 76% of the ballots counted Friday, the ANC, led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, had 57% of the votes. In 2014, the ANC garnered 62% of the votes.

But corruption scandals and the sluggish economy have tainted the image of the party of Nelson Mandela, the country’s first black president.

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