Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane gestures as he speaks to members of the media at the result center in Pretoria, South Africa August 4,2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo
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South Africa's leading opposition party said Wednesday it would not be forming a coalition government to run the country's capital, despite defeating the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in local polls.The DA topped the Aug. 3 vote in municipal elections in the capital Pretoria, taking 93 of 214 council seats to the ANC's 89 .Coalition talks between the two parties also failed in economic hub Johannesburg, where the ANC missed out on an outright majority with 45 percent of the vote.The DA will, however, form a coalition government with three other small parties in Nelson Mandela Bay, a coastal municipality in the south named after the country's iconic late leader.
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