What will South Africa’s authorities appear to be after ANC thumping? | DW News

South Africans are waiting to see what their next government will look like, following last week’s elections. But one thing is certain, the ruling African National Congress has lost its majority. For the first time since the end of apartheid, the party will need to make a deal with the opposition to form a coalition government.
The result was a major blow for the ANC. Since 1994 it secured more than 60 percent of the vote in every election except one. That’s until this year when it could only gain 40 percent.
And it appears the public disatisfaction was not just with the ANC but with the political process as a whole.
Voter turnout has been on a gradual decline in recent years but this year saw the lowest ever in South Africa’s 30-year democratic history. But President Cyril Ramaphosa insists there’s much to celebrate.

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