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26th April 1994: First multiracial election in South Africa

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Twenty-eight years ago today elections began in South Africa, however, this was no ordinary election. For the first time in South African history the election would be open to candidates that were non-white too. The election took place over four days, between 26th and 29th April, and effectively ended apartheid. Millions queued and a total of 19,726,579 votes were counted.

The African National Congress (ANC) infamously won the election with 62 percent of the vote, and Nelson Mandela became President. He would stay in office until 1999, where he voluntarily stood down.

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