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Graphic shows details of the unity government in South Africa.
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Unity government deal reached in South Africa

By Jordi Bou

June 14, 2024 - The African National Congress and its largest rival, the white-led, pro-business Democratic Alliance, have agreed to work together in South Africa’s new government of national unity.

Once unthinkable, the deal between two sharply antagonistic parties is the most momentous political shift in South Africa since Nelson Mandela led the ANC to victory in the 1994 elections that marked the end of apartheid, Reuters reports.

Cyril Ramaphosa, 71, is set to be elected for a second five-year term as president of Africa's most industrialised economy.

Two smaller parties, the socially conservative Inkatha Freedom Party and the right-wing Patriotic Alliance, will also take part in the unity government.

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PUBLISHED: 14/06/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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