South Africa’s National Assembly re-elects Cyril Ramaphosa as president

By Reuters

June 14, 20249:14 PM GMTUpdated 4 days ago

First sitting of parliament in Cape Town

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa casts his ballot in a vote for the speaker of parliament during the first sitting of the National Assembly following elections, at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa June 14, 2024. REUTERS/Nic Bothma

CAPE TOWN, June 14 (Reuters) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has been re-elected for a second term, having won a majority of votes in the National Assembly, the chief justice said on Friday.

Ramaphosa got 283 votes versus 44 for Julius Malema, the leader of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party.

Earlier in the day the Democratic Alliance party said it would vote for Ramaphosa as part of an agreement with the African National Congress to form a unity government.

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