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South Africa's Ruling Party Loses Another City

Aug 23, 2016 | 15:09 GMT
Supporters of South Africa's Democratic Alliance opposition party cheer at a rally in Soweto on July 30. The party recently defeated the ruling African National Congress in Johannesburg's mayoral race.
Supporters of South Africa's Democratic Alliance opposition party cheer at a rally in Soweto on July 30. The party recently defeated the ruling African National Congress in Johannesburg's mayoral race.
(GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Pressure is mounting against South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), and dissatisfied voters are venting their frustration with the party's performance at the polls. On Aug. 21, opposition candidate Herman Mashaba was elected Johannesburg's new mayor. The Democratic Alliance candidate was chosen to replace the ANC's Parks Tau after Mashaba's party received the backing of several smaller opposition groups hoping to reverse the lead the ANC initially gained in South Africa's Aug. 3 municipal elections....

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