South Africa

ANC TOPPED PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

The African National Congress (ANC), in power since 1994 in South Africa, tops of laws, according to partial results.

The Nelson Mandela fire training that has an absolute majority in the outgoing National Assembly, is credited with 55.07% of votes after counting of ballots in a quarter (26%) of polling stations.

The Democratic Alliance (DA), the main opposition party, came second Wednesday poll position with 25.96% of the vote, well ahead of the radical left party Combatants for economic freedom (FFS) with 8.28 %.

The far-right party Freedom Front (VF Plus) remains in fourth place (3.21%).

According to the partial results that give a turnout of 64.72%, a sharp decline from the legislative ago five years (73.48%), the main lines of the South African political landscape are not changed.

Once elected, members choose the head of state. If the ANC's victory is confirmed, Cyril Ramaphosa, in power since February 2018, will be sworn in on 25 May.

President Ramaphosa assured that "the election results will be an important element for the political and economic future in a country where unemployment peaked (27%) and corruption has earned the highest peak in the state.

Source : afriquemedia

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