Deputy president of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa greets an ANC member during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 18, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
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South Africa's ruling African National Congress has elected Cyril Ramaphosa as its new president, making the nation's deputy president likely to become the country's next head of state.One of the nation's wealthiest citizens, the 65-year-old Ramaphosa has styled himself in recent months as a reformer who will steer South Africa away from the corruption scandals that have hurt the economy and briefly sent it into recession this year. As the head of the ANC, Ramaphosa will be the party's candidate for president in the 2019 elections, which he is widely expected to win.It is not clear if Ramaphosa as the ANC's new leader will call on Zuma to resign as the country's president, which the party has the authority to do
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