South Africa starts voting amid corruption, unemployment

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South Africa starts voting amid corruption, unemployment

Polls predict the ruling party will again win a majority of the 400 seats in the National Assembly.

By Reuters/AP

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Published: Wed 8 May 2019, 9:12 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 May 2019, 11:28 AM

South Africans started voting in parliamentary and provincial elections on Wednesday, with queues seen winding from various polling stations.
The ruling African National Congress has won every parliamentary election since the end of white minority rule in 1994, and opinion polls predict it will again win a majority of the 400 seats in the National Assembly. Analysts predict however its margin of victory will fall.
The party has been tarnished by widespread corruption scandals and a national unemployment rate of 27% that has left many voters disillusioned. ANC head President Cyril Ramaphosa has campaigned on promises to clean up his party, an



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