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South Africa likely to hold elections in May next year

Updated: 07-11-2018 19:48 IST
South Africa will hold parliamentary elections sometime between May 7 and August 5 next year, the electoral commission said on Wednesday, raising the likelihood of a vote in May which is the preference of President Cyril Ramaphosa.

The commission briefed the media on its preparations and set out timelines for a vote that will elect a new national assembly and determine the next president.

Ramaphosa, who has the final say on the election date, has previously said he would like a vote before the end of May. (Reporting by Joe Brock Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

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