The End of Apartheid

The Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the South Africa Elections, 26–29 April 1994

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A Celebration of Freedom: The Poll and the counts

It seemed less an election and more a celebration of freedom as millions of South Africans of all races patiently stood in line, many for long hours, on the first day of general voting on 27 April 1994. From before dawn huge crowds, determined and disciplined, formed outside many voting stations. The expectancy was palpable, as people waited for the daybreak which was to usher in freedom and the final demise of apartheid.


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