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South Africa’s Ruling Party, ANC, Faces Historic Loss of Seats in Parliament 

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Early results from South Africa’s national election indicate that the African National Congress (ANC) may lose its parliamentary majority for the first time in 30 years.

The ANC has dominated South African politics since the end of apartheid, using its majority to elect its leader as president.

However, several polls suggested that the ANC’s support had dipped below 50% ahead of the election, raising the possibility of a coalition government.

According to data from the electoral commission, the ANC’s share of the vote stands at 42.3%, with the Democratic Alliance (DA) at 26.3% and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) at 8.1%.

While the ANC is still likely to be the largest party, its leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, may face a leadership challenge from within the party if the results are poor.

The ANC has won every national election since 1994, but its majority has been dwindling in recent years.

If the party fails to secure a majority, it will need to form a coalition with other parties to remain in government.

The newly elected National Assembly will elect the next president, and a weak showing by the ANC could lead to a change in leadership.

This development marks a significant shift in South African politics, as the ANC’s dominance has been a constant feature of the country’s democratic era.

The results will have important implications for the country’s future and the leadership of President Cyril Ramaphosa.


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