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The fracturing of South African politics, explained

Posted on AllSides June 14th, 2024
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World, South Africa, Politics
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South Africa still doesn’t have a government two weeks after elections, but may piece together a ruling coalition — and elect its next president — during a parliamentary session Friday. 

The political turmoil comes as the country moves into uncharted territory. For the past 30 years, the African National Congress (ANC) — the party of freedom fighter and former President Nelson Mandela — has governed the country. But during this year’s elections, the ANC failed to win a majority amid concerns over its leaders’ ability to vanquish the effects of apartheid and...

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