Cyril Ramaphosa is re-elected president of South Africa

South Africa’s parliament confirmed on Wednesday Cyril Ramaphosa as the duly elected president of the country.

Ramaphosa, who is also the leader of the African National Congress (ANC), has the 
support of the majority of 400 lawmakers in parliament’s National Assembly.

Novo presidente da África do Sul, Cyril Ramaphosa REUTERS/Mike Hutchings
New President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

The ANC easily won South Africa’s May 8 general election. But its share of the vote fell.  Corruption scandals and racial inequalities may be the appointed like the reasons for this fall. 

This year´s elections were the country’s sixth democratic elections since 1994.