National General Elections - 1999

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The second democratic national general elections in South Africa, were held on 6 June 1999 and were won by the African National Congress (ANC), increasing their number of seats by 14. The elections saw the collapse of the New National Party, previously known as the National Party (NP), who lost more than half of their support. The Liberal Democratic Party became the largest opposition party, after being the 5th largest party in the 1994 elections. The number of parties represented in the National Assembly increased to 13, with the United Democratic Movement, jointly headed by former NP member Roelf Meyer, and former ANC member Bantu Holomisa, being the most successful of the newcomers with 14 seats.
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