Friday, April 24, 2009

A solid win for the ANC, but... 2/3rds majority.

Reuters is now reporting a 66.1% vote share for the ANC with ~95% of the ballots counted.

The Democratic Alliance looks to have won a majority in West Cape, and has just under 16.4% nationwide.

COPE, the ANC splinter party, underperformed expectations and has come in at just under 7.5% of the total vote.

So bravo for Zuma and the ANC, but bravo as well to the opposition. Denying the ANC government the power to change the constitution without consultation and agreement is good for the Republic.

footnote: Given the relationship J. Zuma has with Robert Mugabe and the ZANU-PF party of Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)... which is unfriendly to say the least... this win is good news on that issue as well.

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