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Frederik de Klerk with Nelson Mandela - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 1992
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The South African general election of 1994 was an election held in South Africa. The election was conducted under the direction of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). At the end of the general election, President Nelson Mandela became the first President of South Africa.

Millions of people were in lines over a three-day voting period. 19,726,579 votes were counted and 193,081 were rejected as invalid. As required by the Interim Constitution, the ANC formed a Government of National Unity with the National Party and the Inkatha Freedom Party, the two other parties that won more than twenty seats in the National Assembly.

The date 27 April is now a public holidays in South Africa. It is known as Freedom Day.

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