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The 25th South African Parliament
is the fourth Parliament of South Africa
The Parliament of South Africa is South Africa's legislature and under the country's current Constitution is composed of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces....
to convene since the introduction of multiracial government in South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...
in 1994. It was elected in the general election of 22 April 2009
South Africa held national and provincial elections to elect a new National Assembly as well as the provincial legislature in each province on 22 April 2009....
, and first met on 6 May of that year to elect Jacob Zuma
Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma is the President of South Africa, elected by parliament following his party's victory in the 2009 general election....
as the fourth President of South Africa
The President of the Republic of South Africa is the head of state and head of government under South Africa's Constitution. From 1961 to 1994, the head of state was called the State President....
. It was formally opened by the newly elected President's State of the Nation address in a joint sitting on 3 June 2009. The ANC retained its majority, although it was reduced to 264 seats out of 400 (66%) in the National Assembly, while the Democratic Alliance
increased its lead of the opposition, taking 67 seats (16.75%). The Speaker of the National Assembly is Max Sisulu
Max Sisulu is the current Speaker of the National Assembly of South Africa. He was elected to the position on 6 May 2009, succeeding Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde and becoming the first male post-apartheid speaker of the National Assembly. He is also the first Black male to become speaker.He is a member...
of the ANC and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces is M. J. Mahlangu
Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu is a South African politician. He is a member of the African National Congress, the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, and a member of the Pan-African Parliament.-External links:*...
, also of the ANC.
- List of National Assembly members of the 25th Parliament of South Africa
- List of NCOP members of the 25th Parliament of South Africa