South Africa: Parliament elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

South African lawmakers elected Cyril Ramaphosa as president in Cape Town on Wednesday. The new president promised to «address the needs of our people» regardless of whether «tough decisions against certain people, certain interest groups.» The African National Congress (ANC) won the general elections on May 8 with 57 per cent of the votes, ensuring the party could choose the next president in... Еще parliament. However, the ANC, which has ruled South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994, saw its majority fall to a new low, in the wake of corruption and cronyism under Ramaphosa's predecessor Jacob Zuma.

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