The Results of Election 2004: Looking Back, Stepping Forward

  • Jessica Piombo


On April 14, 2004, South Africans voted for the third time in democratic national and provincial elections. This third test of majority rule demonstrated that the institutionalization of democracy in South Africa is well under way and that politics are normalizing to an extent that can be observed in many established democracies around the world. Now that the 2004 election has come and gone, we can begin to evaluate what the results mean for the state of democracy and party politics, and the future of a democratic South Africa.


Democratic Party Vote Share African National Congress Large Party Deputy Minister 
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