Ramaphosa pleads with parties to work together – SABC News

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has made an impassioned plea to political parties to work together for the good of the country.

The African National Congress (ANC) achieved just over 40% of the votes, followed by the Democratic Alliance (DA) with almost 22%, the uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MK) secured over 14% and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) over 9%.

Voter turnout was 58.61%.

Over 16-million South Africans voted in the 2024 elections.

Ramaphosa says the results of the elections reflect the will of South Africans.

“What this election has made plain, is that the people of South Africa expect their leaders to work together to meet their needs. They expect the parties for which they have voted to find common ground, to overcome their differences, to act and work together for the good of everyone,” adds Ramaphosa.

Meanwhile, the DA says it has appointed a team of senior members who will embark on talks with other political parties regarding coalitions at national and provincial levels.

The DA leader John Steenhuisen says the party’s leadership has agreed on how to explore coalition talks.

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