S’Africa Okays Secret Ballot

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South Africa's President, Jacob Zuma.

South Africa’s highest court has ruled that lawmakers can cast secret ballots in a no-confidence vote in President Jacob Zuma, who is facing mounting criticism within the ruling African National Congres ANC.

The constitutional court said that the Speaker of Parliament had the right to order such a move. She has previously said she did not have the power.

Opposition parties believe that under a secret ballot, MPs from Zuma’s ANC would vote against him.

He has survived several previous votes of no-confidence.

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