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ANC - The Workers' Choice

27 April 1994
Nelson Mandela and 24 union leaders of the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions COSATU
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On 27 April 1994, South Africa held its first democratic multiracial general elections, with more than 22 million citizens voting. Nelson Mandela's African National Congress won 62.5 percent of the vote. The new coalition government headed by Mandela included the National Party (20.4 percent) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (10.5 percent).