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South Africa’s Government Formed – President Ramaphosa

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said that he had approved the composition of the government of national unity. “To give effect to this mandate, it was agreed that a Government of National Unity, which brings together parties from across the political spectrum, should be formed … Following discussions over the course of the last few weeks, a total of eleven parties have elected to work together in government and in Parliament. These are the African National Congress, Democratic Alliance, Patriotic Alliance, Inkatha Freedom Party, Good Party, Pan Africanist Congress of Azania, Freedom Front Plus, United Democratic Movement, Al Jama-ah, Rise Mzansi and the United Africans Transformation,” Ramaphosa said in a statement on Sunday. Paul Mashatile was reappointed as South Africa’s vice president. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana also retained his post. Ronald Lamola was appointed foreign minister, and Angie Motshekga took the post of defense minister. WorldPutin Congratulates Ramaphosa on Reelection as South African President15 June, 07:34 GMTOn June 23, the ruling African National Congress party said that ten political parties in South Africa had reached an agreement to form a government of national unity.

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