South Africa's election result had few surprises, except one rude awakening

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It is no surprise that the African National Congress emerged victorious in South Africa’s general election this week, but the changing profile of its rivals shows that political landscape of Africa’s most advanced economy is beginning to transform radically, to the left and the right.

Land is the center of both sides of the debate. Despite their victory, this is the ANC’s worst performance yet. 5% of the national vote, the ANC continues a steady decline.

Despite president Cyril Ramaphosa’s promises of a new dawn, the party couldn’t shake its darker recent past of corruption, slow economic growth and factional fighting.

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