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South African's Major Political Party ANC Suffers Major Election Setback

South Africa's governing African National Congress (ANC) has suffered its worst electoral setback since apartheid ended in 1994.


According to BBC, with 99% of the votes counted after Wednesday's municipal elections, the party has lost the key battleground of Nelson Mandela Bay to the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA).

The two parties are in a close fight for Johannesburg and Pretoria.

But the ANC is still in the lead nationally, with 54% of the vote.

The ANC has had the main share of the vote in South Africa since the end of apartheid more than two decades ago.

The DA, which took 46.5% compared to the ANC's 41% in Nelson Mandela Bay, says it is in talks with other parties to form a coalition in the municipality on South Africa's southern coast.

Its leader Mmusi Maimane said Nelson Mandela Bay had voted for change.
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