South Africa expects results after the polls
PRETORIA: The South Africans Expected First Results On Thursday Of The Surveyed Surveys, Which Will Be The First Measure Of If President Cyril Can Revitalize Support To The Governing ANC.
Ramaphosa, 66, Took Charge Last Year After The African National Congress (ANC) Forced Then President Jacob Zuma Resign After Nine Years Dominated By Accusations Of Corruption And Economic Problems.
The Preliminary Results Of The Wednesday Survey Will Occur Along The Day, With An Official Winner Declared On Saturday.
The Party That Gains The Most Seats In Parliament Selects The President Of The Country, Who Will Swear On May 25.
" The Result Of This Election Will Be A Big Boost For Investors ... And Investor Confidence, It's About Confidence And The Future," Ramaphosa Said After Voting Wednesday.
" We Apologize For Our Errors" .
Support For The ANC Has Decreased In All Elections Since 2004, With The Party Taking 54 Percent In The 2016 Municipal Elections, Compared To 62 Percent In The 2014 National Vote.
Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) were swept to power with a landslide in the country's first multi-racial polls that marked the end of apartheid in 1994.
Most Opinion Surveys Suggest That The ANC Secure Nearly 60 Percent Of The Vote On Wednesday, Thanks To The Attractiveness Of Ramaphosa And A Fractured Opposition.
Dirk Coetzee, Professor Of The UNISA Political Science Department, Said That" The Higher The Percentage For The ANC, The More It Will Give Him (Ramaphosa) The Power Of Negotiation."
" If Ramaphosa Goes Below 50 Percent, It Will Be Very Vulnerable" To The Challenges Of The Rivals Within The ANC, He Added.
The ANC Has Been Confronted By Growing Public Anger For Its Inability To Address Poverty And Inequality In Post-Apartheid South Africa.
" We Have Given Them 25 Years, But The Poor Are Increasingly Poorer And The Richer Rich," Said Voter Anmareth Preece, 28, Professor Of Coligny In The Northwest Province." We Need A Government That Rules For People , Not For Themselves."
The Economy Grew By Only 0.8 Percent In 2018 And Unemployment By 27 Percent, Reaching More Than 50 Percent Among Young People.
Of The 47 Opposing Parties In The Race, Only The Main Opponents, The Centrist Democratic Alliance (DA) And The Fighters For The Economic Freedom Of The Radical Left (FEP) Are The Main Players.
The Prosecutor Expects To Get Rid Of His Image As A White Middle Class Party.
His First Black Leader, Mmusi Maimane, Is Contesting His First General Election Since Taking Office In 2015, And Is Expected To Earn Modest Earnings In The 2014 Voting Share Ratio Of 22 Percent.
It Is Predicted That The EFF, Founded Six Years Ago By The Former Youth Leader Of The ANC Julius Malema, Will Achieve Significant Profits, With A Growth Of 6.3 Percent To A Forecast Of 11 Percent.
The ANC Has Given By Sitting People There Is Something Of Arrogance That Has Slipped In, Said Votante Mandla Booi, 45, On The South Coast.
The EFF, Which Mainly Attracts Young Voters And The Poor, Has Campaigned On A Policy Of Land Appropriation By White Landowners To Give To The Blacks.
The Redistribution Of The Forced Earth Is Also A Policy Of The ANC, Alarming Some Investors.
Nearly 26.8 Million Voters Registered To Issue Their Votes In 22,925 Voting Centers Across The Country.