US praises SA for democratic polls

The US yesterday congratulated South Africa on its "transparent and democratic" election.

The US yesterday congratulated South Africa on its "transparent and democratic" election.

According to Robert Wood, acting spokesperson for the Bureau of Public Affairs, US observer teams and regional observers agreed the country's fourth democratic election was "transparent and democratic".

The country, itself from an historic election in which Barack Obama was sworn in as president, said it looked forward to continued engagement with the government and people of SA. - Sapa

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