Africa South Africa's embattled ANC squeaks past 'psychological threshold' to stay in power

South African elections boosted opposition parties at the expense of the African National Congress, whose leader Jacob Zuma may not serve out a full second term.

By , Correspondent

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South Africa's African National Congress party will return to power with more than 62 percent of this week's national election. The results came in just above the 60 percent threshold widely seen as a requirement for governing comfortably – and boosted, for now, President Jacob Zuma, who spent most of the campaign season mired in scandal.