- Title: SOUTH AFRICA: Voting starts throughout South Africa
- Date: 23rd April 2009
- Summary: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (APRIL 22, 2009) (REUTERS) VIEW OF SOWETO PEOPLE OUTSIDE POLLING STATION IN SOWETO POURING COFFEE POLLING STATION OPENING/VOTERS WALKING INSIDE VOTER STANDING IN FRONT OF ELECTION WORKERS CLOSE-UP OF BALLOT PAPER WOMAN VOTING AND GIVING THE THUMBS UP BEFORE LEAVING POLLING STATION ANOTHER WOMAN VOTING
- Embargoed: 8th May 2009 13:00
- Location: South Africa
- Country: South Africa
- Topics: Domestic Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA2QALXAHKQB1GNNPFZUBXCZNQN
- Story Text: South Africans start casting votes in an election that is expected to test the ruling African National Congress.
Polls opened in South Africa's election on Wednesday (April 22) with the ruling African National Congress facing its toughest electoral test since apartheid ended 15 years ago.
Voting stations across the country opened at 7 a.m. (0500 GMT) with just over 23 million people eligible to vote in national and provincial elections in Africa's biggest economy.
Polls close at 9 p.m. (1900 GMT).
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