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IEC Declares Results Of 2024 SA Elections Free And Fair Amid Controversy

For the first time since the dawn of democracy, South Africa's liberation party, the African National Congress (ANC), lost its outright majority, with support declining to 40%. This shift marks a significant change in the political landscape of the country.

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) declared the results of the 2024 national and provincial elections on Sunday, 2 June, at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand.

This announcement has set the stage for the future composition of the South African Parliament, highlighting the outcomes and the number of seats each party will hold.

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The IEC Chairperson, Mosotho Moepya, declared the election results free and fair. Nearly 16.5 million South Africans cast their votes on Wednesday, 29 May.

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For the first time since the dawn of democracy, South Africa’s liberation party, the African National Congress (ANC), lost its outright majority, with support declining to 40%. This shift marks a significant change in the political landscape of the country.

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The commission confirmed that it has received over 500 objections from more than 20 political parties. Among the dissenting voices are former President Jacob Zuma’s Umkhonto Wesizwe (MK) party and former Free State Premier Ace Magashule’s African Congress for Transformation (ACT). Zuma warned the IEC against declaring the results amid these objections, citing potential issues with the machines used during voting.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, speaking as the leader of a political party, humorously remarked on the announcement, “How I wish the mistake you made these are the 2019 election results were true!” His comments were met with laughter, showing a mix of relief and concern over the election’s controversial aspects. The presidency has confirmed that President Ramaphosa will deliver an address at the results ceremony.

As South Africa moves forward with its new parliamentary composition, the IEC’s declaration of the 2024 election results will undoubtedly shape the nation’s political and social discourse. With significant objections and a historic decline in ANC support, the future of South African politics appears poised for transformative change.

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This is who is going to Parliament and how many seats they will have.

IEC Declares Results Of 2024 SA Elections Free And Fair Amid Controversy-SurgeZirc SA
IEC Declares Results Of 2024 SA Elections Free And Fair Amid Controversy
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Ntuthuko Gumede for SurgeZirc SA
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