Cyril Ramaphosa as new President of South Africa
South African lawmakers have re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the president of the country. The Members of Parliament (MP) from the African National Congress (ANC) have chosen the head of state in the parliament’s first post-election sitting. The party won 230 out of 400 seats in the election on May 8. The African National Congress party won the ballot with 57.5% of the vote, its thinnest majority since the end of apartheid.
Topics: 54th National Conference of the African National Congress • African National Congress • Cyril Ramaphosa • Government of South Africa • Negotiations to end apartheid in South Africa • Parliament of South Africa • Politics • South African general election