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Opposition Scores Gains in South Africa’s Local Polls

Results from South Africa’s local polls show opposition parties scoring major gains against the ruling ANC party.   With more than half the votes counted, the ANC held a majority of the national vote count but with its lowest level of support since the end of apartheid in 1994.   Analysts had predicted the ANC would lose support in this year’s polls, in the wake of corruption scandals and rising public resentment over a lack of basic services.   The party is certain to...

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