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Ramaphosa wins ANC top spot

By Li Zhiwei (People's Daily)    10:12, December 19, 2017

Cyril Ramaphosa takes a selfie while celebrating his ANC election victory on December 18, 2017. Photo: AP

Johannesburg (People's Daily) -- Cyril Ramaphosa was elected new African National Congress (ANC) head at the party’s 54th National Conference in Soweto, South Africa on December 18.

Today’s victory will see David Maduza as the new ANC vice president, and Gwede Mantashe will take on chairperson responsibilities.

After a day-long session, Ramaphose received 2,440 votes against 2,261 votes for the opposing Dlamini-Zuma ticket.

Monday’s victory makes Ramaphosa the 14th ANC president as he succeeds Jacob Zuma. The win makes him eligible for South Africa’s presidential election in 2019.

Historically, ANC has dominated the country's presidential elections, and political analysts have said in all probability Ramaphosa will be South Africa’s next president. 

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