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South Africa elections Tuesday, 8 June, 1999, 10:15 GMT 11:15 UK
South Africa elections: Special report
In-depth coverage from BBC News Online of the issues and personalities in South Africa's second democratic elections:

ANC victorious
The African National Congress won a crushing victory in South Africa's elections, but fell just short of its stated goal of a two-thirds majority. Thabo Mbeki pledged his party would govern "without arrogance and with a deep sense of responsibility".


The day in pictures
South Africans braved long queues on 2 June to cast their votes in the country's second multi-racial elections.


South African Elections


The Mandela years
In his five years as President, Nelson Mandela has probably achieved more than any government policy with his personal quest to promote reconciliation, writes Carolyn Dempster.

Taking stock of the Rainbow Nation
Greg Barrow travels across South Africa on the eve of the vote to assess the mood.

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