South Africa's ANC seeks to reverse sliding support in tough election

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- af.reuters.com | 5 months ago

The centre-right DA won 22 percent of the parliamentary vote in 2014.

It appointed its first black leader Mmusi Maimane in 2015 and made headlines by leading coalition victories in local government elections in Pretoria and Johannesburg a year later. But splits within the party and with allies could see support for the DA wane.

The EFF, led by Julius Malema, a fiery orator who formed the party in 2013 after he was expelled from the ANC, won 6 percent of the vote in 2014, making it the third-largest presence in parliament.

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