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ANC wins South Africa’s general election


Johannesburg, May 10 ;

The African National Congress (ANC) has won a commanding victory in South Africa’s general election with a majority of 249 seats in the National Assembly, the country’s Independent Electoral Commission announced Saturday.

Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma

This victory secured President Jacob Zuma’s second term.

While the ANC secured 62.16 percent of the votes, dropping from 65.9 percent in 2009, the Democratic Alliance remains the official opposition with 22.22 percent, up from 16.66 percent in 2009, and the newly-formed Economic Freedom Fighters came in third with 6.35 percent, Xinhua reported.

The president will be chosen by the National Assembly after the election.

The premiers of each province will be chosen by the winning majority in each provincial legislature.