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Vol 53 No 23

Published 16th November 2012

South Africa

How the branches voted

Of the 4,500 voting delegates who will decide the African National Congress presidential election at the party conference, 4,103 (91.2%) will come from ANC branches, each of which has at least one vote (with two or three for large city branches). Branch delegates and provincial executive members vote as individuals, not in blocs. The ballot is secret, which encourages factions opposing President Jacob Zuma.

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