What You Need to Know About the South African Elections

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  • Election Day 2014
  • ANC: The Ruling Party
  • The Incumbent President
  • Democratic Alliance
  • Economic Freedom Fighters
  • Disillusioned Citizens
  • To Vote or Not to Vote
  • Voting Stations
  • Generation “Born Free”
  • South Africans Abroad
  • A National Holiday
  • Security Concerns
  • Security Hot Spots
  • We Want Peace
  • The Results

ANC: The Ruling Party

Twenty years ago, South Africa ended apartheid with its first non-racial, democratic election. The African National Congress won the majority of votes in 1994, making the party’s president, Nelson Mandela, the nation’s first Black president. Today, the party controls eight out of South Africa's nine provinces.

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