South Africa: Fresh Wind

"Save the white man in South Africa." Spotlighting the main election issue with this racist campaign slogan, Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd's extremist National Party last week swept to a landslide victory in South Africa's most apathetic election since the Nationalists came to power in 1948. So foregone were the election results that only 77% of the 1,800,000 eligible white voters went to the polls, the lowest percentage in memory; in the all-white House of Assembly, 70 of the 156 seats up for election went uncontested. Picking up three new seats from its...

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