South African Election Results Indicate ANC May Lose Majority for First Time Since Apartheid


In the latest South African elections, early results suggest a significant political shift, with the African National Congress (ANC) potentially losing its majority for the first time since the end of Apartheid in 1994. The ANC, currently led by President Cyril Ramaphosa, has garnered about 43% of the votes, followed by the Democratic Alliance with 25%. If the ANC fails to secure at least 50% of the national vote, it may have to consider forming a coalition, marking a historic change in South Africa’s political landscape. The final election results are anticipated by Sunday.
  • Early election results indicate the ANC is leading with approximately 43% of the votes, followed by the Democratic Alliance at 25%.
  • If the ANC does not secure at least 50% of the national vote, it could lead to the party sharing power for the first time since 1994.
  • President Cyril Ramaphosa’s ANC has seen a decrease in voter support, down from 57% in the 2019 elections and over 60% in previous elections.
  • Voter sentiment has been influenced by concerns over corruption, an ongoing jobs crisis, and an economic downturn.
  • Potential coalition partners for the ANC could include the Economic Freedom Fighters and the MK party, the latter being a new political entity led by former President Jacob Zuma.
  • The final results of the election are expected by Sunday, with the ANC and other parties awaiting further counts to determine the necessity of coalition formations.

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