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18/12/2017 22:09 SAST | Updated 19/12/2017 17:51 SAST

IN PICTURES: Cyril Ramaphosa's Victory

Cyril Ramaphosa won the vote to become new ANC president, although only with a margin of less than 200.

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    Delegates sing as they await the announcement of the ANC's new top six following voting for the party's top officials at Nasrec, Johannesburg, on December 18, 2017. 
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    Cyril Ramaphosa talks to David Mabuza moments before both are elected to the ANC's top 6 on December 18, 2017. 
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    Outgoing African National Congress (ANC) President and current South African President Jacob Zuma takes images of unseen media representatives with his cellular telephone at the 54th ANC conference in Johannesburg on December 18. 2017, after incoming ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa's election. South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was narrowly elected head of the ruling ANC party, winning a bruising race that exposed rifts within the organisation that led the fight against apartheid.
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    The ANC's new top 6: Jessie Duarte (DSG), Ace Magashule (SG), Gwede Mantashe (SG), Cyril Ramaphosa (Pres), David Mabuza (DP), Paul Mashatile (TG) 
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    Newly elected African National Congress (ANC) President and current South African deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (R) and outgoing ANC President and current South African President Jacob Zuma take images of unseen media representatives with their cellular telephones at the 54th ANC conference in Johannesburg on December 18. 2017, after Ramaphosa's election. South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was narrowly elected head of the ruling ANC party, winning a bruising race that exposed rifts within the organisation that led the fight against apartheid.
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    Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and newly elected president of the African National Congress party (ANC), center, smiles on stage during the 54th national conference of the African National Congress party in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. 
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    Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and newly elected president of the African National Congress party (ANC), center, gestures on stage during the 54th national conference of the African National Congress party in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. 
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    Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and newly elected president of the African National Congress party (ANC), center, gestures during the 54th national conference of the African National Congress party in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017.
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    Jessie Duarte (right) gestures alongside former ANC president Jacob Zuma. Duarte retained her position as Deputy Secretary General following the election of the ANC's new top six on 18 December, 2017. 
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    A teary-eyed Baleka Mbete embraces Jackson Mthembu as the ANC's former top six is dissolved on December 18, 2017, at Nasrec, Johannesburg. 
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    David Mabuza, incoming ANC Deputy President, looks on at Nasrec Expo Centre, Johannesburg, on December 18, 2017. 
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    Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa's deputy president and newly elected president of the African National Congress party (ANC), right, embraces opponent Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma during the 54th national conference of the African National Congress party in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. With his election as leader of the ruling African National Congress on Monday, Ramaphosa, 65, will be the party's presidential candidate in 2019 and may take over running the country from Jacob Zu,a sooner than that if he's ousted before the end of his second term. 
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    ANC members celebrate after South African Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the ANC during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 18, 2017. 
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    ANC members celebrate after South African Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa was elected president of the ANC during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 18, 2017. 
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    New president of the ANC Cyril Ramaphosa and deputy president DD Mabuza during the announcement of new party leadership at the 5th African National Congress (ANC) national conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre on December 18, 2017 in Soweto, South Africa. As ANC delegates supporters of the two presidential candidates were equally confident that their preferred choice will be announced as the new president of the ANC. The race was between Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa the only two nominees for the party's top position.