ANC wins South Africa 2014 election with 62 percent

JOHANNESBURG Fri May 9, 2014 5:19pm EDT

Voters queue to cast their ballots in Johannesburg's Alexandra township, May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Voters queue to cast their ballots in Johannesburg's Alexandra township, May 7, 2014.

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress won the 2014 national election with 62.16 percent of the votes, the electoral commission said on Friday.

The provisional result shows the ANC's main rival, the Democratic Alliance (DA), took 22.22 percent, while the ultra-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) managed 6.35 percent.

(Reporting by Xola Potelwa; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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NaatTurner wrote:
It’s amazing to see,
all over the media and
all over the internet,
those who are baying for the downfall of the ANC and Jacob Zuma,
the one place this crescendo is not to be heard,
is where it matters most and the only place it really counts,
that is among the masses of the people,
who after centuries of degradation now little by little are sharing in the benefits of the land.
Excluded for so long the people are not going to just ditch their liberators for the favor of malcontents who when power gave them no quarter.
By the time of the next election in half a decade,
it will be the EFF, now only 9 months old,
who will be the viable opposition to the ANC and then maybe,
if the people are displeased, they will get the vote.
No other force in the country strands a chance.

May 10, 2014 4:07am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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