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South Africa's 2019 General Elections Begin

South Africans on May 8, 2019 went to polling stations to elect a president, as well as members of national and regional assemblies, in the country's 2019 general elections.

The ruling party African National Congress (ANC) that has ruled the country since the abolition of apartheid system in the early 1990s is said to be facing serious challenge on this occasion. Allegations of corruption within the public sector, rising unemployment, and declining national economy are said to have made the party unpopular among some of its traditional voters.

Also, support for the party emanating from the massive contribution it made to the liberation struggle against apartheid is said to have dwindled as time went by, with some opponents of the party saying South Africans can not be grateful for the contribution forever!

Notwithstanding, however, ANC is said to be widely predicted to win one more time.

Results of the elections are expected to be announced by the country's Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on May 11, 2019.


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