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Final election results confirm huge ANC win

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Final election results confirm huge ANC win

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Final election results in South Africa confirm a huge victory for the African National Congress. However, the party does not have the two-thirds majority needed to push through constitutional changes unchallenged.

The ANC, led by Jacob Zuma, won 65.9 percent of the vote, the Democratic Alliance 16.6 percent and the Congress of the People – formed by ANC dissidents – 7.42 percent. Zuma is now likely to be confirmed as the country’s new president. Voter turnout in these elections was just over 77 percent.