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South Africa Heads to Polls in Fifth Democratic National Vote

After months of debate and controversy, South Africa’s political scene has suddenly fallen quiet as parties are giving voters time to deliberate their choices in Wednesday’s poll.  The vote is the nation’s fifth since South Africa became a democracy in 1994. In 1994, nearly 20 million South Africans lined up for hours to vote in the nation’s first democratic election. For most South Africans, it was their first chance to participate fully in their society, following the end of the...

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