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From Prisoner to President: Mandela's Impact on the World

President Mandela

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President Mandela

On April 27, 1994, Mandela voted for the first time. Two weeks later, his African National Congress party won the democratic election and Mandela became president.

Photos courtesy of "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait," Andrew McMeel Publishing.



Read more: How Nelson Mandela Survived His Years in Isolated South African Jail

Mandela died Dec. 5, 2013, at age 95.