- South African general election, 1994
The South African general election of 1994 was the first free election held in
South Africaafter the end of apartheid, therefore also the first held on a non-racial basis and with universal suffrage. The election was conducted under the direction of the Independent Electoral Commission(IEC).
Millions queued in lines over a three day voting period. Altogether 19,726,579 votes were counted and 193,081 were rejected as invalid. The
African National Congress, whose slate incorporated the labour confederation COSATU and the South African Communist Party, fell slightly short of a two-thirds majority. ANC leaders opted to form a tripartite Government of National Unitywith the National Party and the Inkatha Freedom Party.
National Assembly results
Provincial Legislatures results
*U.S. Department of the Army, "South Africa Country Study", " [http://countrystudies.us/south-africa/77.htm The 1994 Elections] "
* [http://www.elections.org.za/Elections94.asp IEC results for 1994 election]
* [http://www.uiowa.edu/~electdis/SouthAfrica.htm Proportional representation and alternative systems]
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