ANC Wins South Africa’s Elections With Reduced Majority

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 The incumbent President of South Africa and  ANC candidate Cyril Ramaphosa  has won the just concluded  South African election with a reduced majority.

This is the first time the ANC  has won an election with  less than 60% of the vote in a national poll.

According the Independent Electoral Commission’s website, the poll results on Saturday shows that the ANC  secured 57.51% of the votes in Wednesday’s general election,while the Democratic Alliance (DA) garnered  up 20.76% of votes and the leftist Economic Freedom Fighters polled a total of  10.79%.

The ruling party’s win at the election helped the party to secure  enough seats in parliament to give President  Ramaphosa another 5 years term in office, but may not be enough to battle the party’s rivals who objects his reforms to galvanize the economy and counter graft.

This is the worst ever performance by the ANC who has for long won elections in a land slide,and has ruled south africa since 2004 with Late Nelson Mandela as its first presidential candidate.

Also The provisional results  indicates that the ANC won a tight provincial race by  50.19% of the vote in Gauteng, where South Africa’s biggest city and commercial centre Johannesburg and the administrative capital Pretoria are located.

Ramaphosa was sworn in to office as President on February 2018, he replaced Jacob Zuma who had corruption charges leveled against him.

President Ramaphosa has worked effortlessly  to re-engage ANC voters whose support has suffered some form of set back  due to efforts that has failed to yield the desired results in addressing corruption, unemployment, and the imbalance  in housing, land and other sectors.

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