Mon. May 20th, 2019

Watch live: Ramaphosa to visit IEC results centre as elections declared

2019 election restulsSouth Africa’s 2019 election results are expected to be declared on Saturday evening.

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South Africa’s ruling ANC geared Saturday for its sixth straight term in power in the post-apartheid era but its worst ever electoral showing could hamper efforts to revive the flagging economy and fight graft.

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Provisional results, due to be confirmed later Saturday, show that voters on Wednesday gave the ANC its smallest mandate since 1994, when Nelson Mandela led it to victory in the first multi-racial polls.

The party has been battling corruption scandals, sluggish economic growth and record unemployment – all issues its new leader, President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to tackle.

Businessman Ramaphosa, 66, took over last year when the ANC compelled then-president Jacob Zuma to resign after nine years dominated by graft allegations and economic decline.

Official results showed the African National Congress (ANC) holding a comfortable lead with 57.5 % a huge dip from almost 70% in 2004 and 62% in 2014.

Watch live: Ramaphosa visits IEC results centre

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