Congress of the People

Congress of the People

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Congress of the PeopleThe African National Congress is a left-wing party that has been working in conjunction with the South African Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions in order to help promote and progress towards a more democratic society for the entirety of Africa. This particular governing body has been around since 1994 and has made significant movements regarding rights for all Africans.
The Congress of the People is a movement that falls under the body of the African National Congress.  The formation of the Congress of the People occurred in 2008 when there were issues regarding the pre-election of new political figures and a moment of contest between several different parties. The Congress of the People moved out from the African National Congress, to become it’s own political entity.
Essentially, there was a summit held in 2008, in which a political figure by the name of Jacob Zuma was elected for a position President of the African National Congress in front of the former President, Thabo Mbeki; several groups under the African National Congress did not approve of this political movement; Zuma had serious criminal allegations laid out before him of corruption and various other criminal issues; however, he was elected because the it was requested of the African National Congress have the former President Mbeki step down, because the trials of Zuma were purported to have been forced under the opinion of Mbeki.
Overall, the Congress of the People still oppose the ascendancy of Zuma into the position of President of the African National Congress.

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