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Featuring a report by Jeremy Paxman from Soweto, as all South Africans vote for the first time.Mark Mardell reports on a crisis in the Conservative Party on whether to hold a referendum on Europe, and Jeremy Paxman intverviews John Redwood, MP, live in the studio.

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45 minutes

Last on

Mon 9 May 1994 22:30
BBC Two except East, South East, Yorkshire

Did You Know?

The first democratic elections took place in South Africa on 27 - 29 April 1994. Despite threats of violence, the voting was largely peaceful and the process was applauded by Secretary-General of the United Nations Boutros Boutros-Ghali. The ANC got 62.5% of the votes, with the Nationalists on 20.4% and the Inkharta Freedom Party on 10.5%.


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