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Vol 62 No 23

Published 18th November 2021

South Africa

ANC faces post-poll turmoil

Following heavy losses in local government elections, the ANC's factions are blaming each other and arguing over coalition partners

The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has entered uncharted territory after losing its majority in 70 councils across the country including the five metropolitan councils in major cities. As the party's public standing dips, hit by voter apathy and economic gloom in the wake of the pandemic, the ANC could lose its majority in the National Assembly after the next national elections in 2024.

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