South African presidential election, 2009

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South African presidential election, 2009

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Nominee Jacob Zuma Mvume Dandala
Party African National Congress Congress of the People
Electoral vote 277 47
Percentage 85.5% 14.5%

President before election

Kgalema Motlanthe
African National Congress

Elected President

Jacob Zuma
African National Congress

An indirect presidential election was held in South Africa on 6 May 2009 following the general election on 22 April 2009. Jacob Zuma of the ruling African National Congress won the election with 277 votes (13 more than the number of seats held by the ANC), while Mvume Dandala of the Congress of the People got 47 votes. The 67 members of the official opposition Democratic Alliance abstained from voting.[1]