South Africa holds general election

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South Africa has completed its first general election after the death of Nelson Mandela.

The election was easily won by the African National Congress who scored around 65% of the overallvote.

Local police said that voting passed peacefully in most areas.

Turnout was just over 72 percent, with about 25 million people registered to vote in 22,000 polling stations across South Africa.

The elections mark 20 years since the end of white-minority rule.

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