South Africa went to the polls on May 8 to elect its sixth democratic government.
Amid poor economic growth, extensive corruption, and infighting within the governing African National Congress (ANC), this election was billed as the most consequential since the end of Apartheid in 1994. Apart from minor issues at polling stations and technical questions regarding the balloting system, South Africa’s peaceful and orderly ’s electoral process has ensured further democratic consolidation, proving itself as a bastion for free and fair elections on the continent. 5% of the national vote, the ANC has maintained its governing majority.
The official opposition remains the liberal Democratic Alliance (DA), with 20.