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President of South Africa's governing African National Congress Cyril Ramaphosa waves to his supporters, as he arrives for the party's final rally at Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 5, 2019. VOA

Campaigning for South Africa’s upcoming elections reached a climax Sunday with mass rallies by the ruling party and one of its most potent challengers, ahead of national elections for president and parliament Wednesday.

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s African National Congress, the party of Nelson Mandela which has been in power since apartheid ended 25 years ago, is expected to win the elections but is dogged by allegations of corruption and lackluster economic performance. The ANC’s margin of victory is expected to decline from the 62 percent of the vote it received in the previous elections in 2014.

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Elaborate preparations for PM's election rally. VOA

Elaborate security arrangements have been made at the Kothi Meena Bazar ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi election rally here on Wednesday.

District authorities said Narendra Modi will fly to Agra from Bidar in Karnataka and reach the rally ground around 3.15 p.m.

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