Will Election Results in South Africa Hobble Ramaphosa’s Agenda?

Voters gather at a polling station to cast their votes in Cape Town, South Africa, May 8, 2019 (AP photo by Halden Krog).
Voters gather at a polling station to cast their votes in Cape Town, South Africa, May 8, 2019 (AP photo by Halden Krog).
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Editor’s Note: Starting this week, Andrew Green is taking over Africa Watch, WPR’s weekly roundup of the top news and analysis from and about the African continent. South Africa went to the polls Wednesday for the fifth national election since the end of apartheid in 1994. The vote was largely seen as a referendum on the African National Congress, which has been the ruling party for the past quarter-century, and its leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa. Official results are not due until Saturday, though early returns show the ANC is set to win, and that Ramaphosa will secure a full term […]

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