Nelson Mandela casting his vote in April, 1994

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Nelson Mandela cast his ballot in his country's first all-race elections, in April 1994 at Ohlange High School near Durban, South Africa. Next to him is Gay McDougall, an American human rights lawyer who served on the Independent Electoral Commission. Mandela was elected president, as leader of the African National Congress (ANC).

By UN Photo by C. Sattleberger


Collection: Historical Images of South Africa (United Nations)

Used by permission.

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