What the ANC's Election Win Means for South Africa

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- cfr.org | 2 months ago

A Disenchanted Electorate Voter turnout has declined from 89 percent to 65 percent over the past two decades.

South Africans born after the end of apartheid in 1994, known as “born frees,” appear to have largely stayed away from the polls. They were not part of the struggle against white supremacy, and they see the ANC more as a standard political party than as a liberation movement.

The decline likely reflects disillusionment with the government’s management of the economy and corruption within the ruling party, though the trend is common in new democracies.

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