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ANC expects "massive" election turnout

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The head of South Africa’s ruling party, the ANC, says he is expecting a massive turnout in the country’s elections tomorrow.

Jacob Zuma is confident his party will stay in power, despite this being the party’s toughest election battle since the end of apartheid. Zuma is likely to become president if his party wins. He said: “We expect that the people of this country will once again give the ANC a huge and decisive mandate to work together with them to further improve their lives.” While it is likely to win, polls suggest the ANC will nonetheless lose part of its two thirds majority in parliament. A new threat has come from the Congress of the People’s Party, or COPE, formed by politicians who broke with the ruling party. Another opposition party hoping to take votes away from the ANC is the Democratic Alliance led by Helen Zille.