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Vol 64 No 24

Published 30th November 2023

South Africa

Contenders brace for electoral upsets

Both the ruling African National Congress and the main opposition Democratic Alliance are struggling to navigate a new political era

The latest opinion survey results – by the Social Research Foundation, Ipsos and the Brenthurst Foundation – are unanimous that the African National Congress's (ANC) share of the vote in next year's elections will dip well below 50%; some polls suggest it could fall below 40% on present trends. This prospect worries both the leaders of the ANC and the biggest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA) in different ways.

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