South Africa election results show ANC set to lose majority

SOUTH AFRICA: With more than 66% of results declared the ANC has 42% of the vote.

The party had always polled above 50% in all elections since 1994, the Democratic Alliance is second with 23%, the new party, MK, led by ex-President Jacob Zuma has done very well in his heartland of KwaZulu-Natal.

Nationally the MK party has 12% of the vote and is currently third overall.

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The distribution of seats in the 400-member National Assembly directly reflects the vote share

In order to get a parliamentary majority it looks like the ANC will need to form some sort of coalition

The party has never been in this position before and this vote heralds a new era in South African politics


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