The ruling National Congress Party loses its majority in Parliament

Voters during South Africa’s general elections on May 29, 2024 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The ruling African National Congress party in South Africa lost its 30-year parliamentary majority, in the largest political transformation the country has witnessed since the end of the apartheid regime.

Popular support for the ANC during the May 29 elections was 40%, while the Democratic Alliance received 21.8%, and the Marxists Economic Freedom Fighters received 9.5%. According to the country’s electoral commission After 99.9% of the votes were counted, the “Umkhonto Visizwe” party, which was founded six months ago and is led by former President Jacob Zuma, and which was founded in December, received 14.6% of the votes.

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