South Africa is gearing up for elections in late May, and there’s buzz that the ANC might not snag the majority vote for the first time in decades.

Critics blame issues like high unemployment, corruption, and crime for chipping away at ANC’s support. But the party vows to fix things and protect gains since apartheid.

Opposition parties like the DA and EFF offer different solutions, from economic liberalization to radical reforms. Meanwhile, ex-President Zuma’s new party, MK, adds spice to the mix.

Unlike directly voting for a president, South Africans choose representatives who later pick the head of state. The outcome determines if parties need to buddy up to govern, which could shape policies and power dynamics.

The process might take longer this time, with more ballot papers to count. While some dream of opposition alliances, the reality is uncertain.

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