Dec, 16, 2009

South Africa just completed the country's fourth presidential election since the end of apartheid in 1994, but the results from certain parts of the country indicate that there is still a deep racial divide. Results from the Western Cape Province indicated that mixed-race voters did not vote overwhelmingly for the largely Black ruling party of the African National Congress but for the Democratic Alliance which is mostly white, according to the Associated Press. Mixed race people enjoyed more rights than Blacks under apartheid and are overwhelmingly skeptical of the ANC, which they see as a Black party. Blacks account for 80 percent of the population while mixed race and whites each for 9 percent.-WLW



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