April 26, 2014

On this day April 26th

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

South African Democracy Marks 20th Anniversary. From 26–29 April 1994

South Africa holds its first all-race elections. This was the last bolt

released that shook loose the machine of apartheid in that country.

 

The four days of polling saw the likes of over 22.7 million eligible

voters. Many endured half of more in a day of standing in line. The ANC

party had many followers sharing the vision of ending over 300

years of White-minority rule. Nelson Mandela and the ANC accepted a landslide victory.

 

   Nelson Mandela                                                   Frederik Willem de Klerk          

Mangosuthu Buthelezi                                         Zach de Beer

Summary of the 26–29 April 1994 National Assembly election results

Party                                    Leader                 Votes            %                Seats

African National Congress Nelson Mandela 12,237,655      62.65             252

National F. W. de Klerk                                 3,983,690        20.39             82

Inkatha Freedom Party      Mangosuthu        2,058,294      10.54             43

                                                Buthelezi

Freedom Front           Constand Viljoen          424,555          2.17              9

Democratic Party           Zach de Beer           338,426          1.73               7

Pan Africanist Congress                                 243,478          1.25               5

African Christian Democratic Party Kenneth  88,104            0.45               2

                                                        Meshoe     

Africa Muslim Party                                        34,466             0.18              0

African Moderates Congress Party                27,690             0.14              0

Dikwankwetla Party                                       19,451             0.10              0

Federal Party                                                 17,663             0.09              0

Minority Front Amichand Rajbansi                 13,433             0.07             0

Sport Organisation for Collective                   10,575             0.05             0

          Contributions and Equal Rights               

African Democratic Movement                      9,886                0.05            0

Women's Rights Peace Party                        6,434                0.03           0

Ximoko Progressive Party                             6,320                0.03            0

Keep It Straight and Simple Party                 5,916                0.03            0

Workers' List Party                                        4,169                0.02            0

Luso-South African Party                              3,293                0.02            0

 

Total                                                             19,533,498         100.00          400

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