The party of former South African President Jacob Zuma boycotts the announcement of the election results

Former South African President Jacob Zuma, the former leader of the African National Congress, who attended the legislative elections that took place on Wednesday with a new formation, boycotted the ceremony to announce the official results on Sunday, indicating his intention to challenge them.

The African National Congress, Nelson Mandela’s historic party that has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid three decades ago, lost its absolute majority for the first time in history, winning 159 seats out of 400. The opposition Democratic Alliance won 87 deputies.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma, the former leader of the African National Congress, who attended the legislative elections that took place on Wednesday with a new formation, boycotted the ceremony to announce the official results on Sunday, indicating his intention to challenge them.

The African National Congress, Nelson Mandela’s historic party that has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid three decades ago, lost its absolute majority for the first time in history, winning 159 seats out of 400. The opposition Democratic Alliance won 87 deputies, compared to 49 deputies for Umkhonto we Sizwe, the party established by Zuma six months ago, which did not participate in the ceremony, unlike other political leaders.

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