Swapo wins 2014 general elections

By Staff Reporter

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President -elect Dr. Hage Geingob

THE Ruling SWAPO party won the presidential and National Assembly with absolute majority on Monday, after  the elections held on November 28. 

Its presidential Candidate Dr. Hage Geingob won the presidential race with 86.73 percent more than his predecessors ever.

Among the 96 seats of the new National Assembly to be inaugurated on March 21, 2015, SWAPO party of Namibia secured 77 seats of the total votes of 715 026 among the 893 643 cast by all voters.

The DTA of Namibia won the second place as an official opposition party with its president Mr. McHenry Venaani who scooped 44 271 votes while the party managed to get 42 933 votes from its suppoters across the country making it to have 5 seats in parliament.

Whilst the current official opposition party, Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) lost its 5 seats from eight members of parliament to three representatives after getting a total of 31 372 votes in the 2014 National Assembly elections.

United Democratic Front (UDF) secured 18 945 votes with two seats smilar to its current 2 seats in the National Assembly.

Nudo party which was led by the late Paramount Chief of the Ovaherero Kuaima Riruako now under the leadership of Mr. Asser Mbai received 17 941 votes, returned its two (2) seats in the National Assembly of Namibia.

Two minor parties secured seats in the parliament which are ,Workers Revolutionary Party which will add more spice in the parliament as a communist party managed 13 328 votes with two (2) seats , while the United People’s Movement (UPM) secured one (1) seat with 6 353 votes.

All Peoples Party led by Mr.Ignatius Shixwameni gained 20 431 votes and increased a seat to two seats.

However, SWANU Party of Namibia and the Republican Party returned their one seats respectively, both receiving 6 354 and 6 099 votes.

According to ECN Chairperson Adv. Notemba Tjipueja promised that the Electoral Commission of Namibia will continue to review and enhance all its business processes with a view to improve service delivery to all its stakeholders.

“It is clear that the human factor played a role in the problems that were encountered during this particular election. With better training of the operators, the electronic devices have potential to revolutionize the polling process in terms of speed and the provision of valuable information to be used in electoral analysis, during and after elections.” Said Adv.Tjipueja during the official announcements of the final results.

About 1 241 194 voters registered for 2014 Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Namibia among them 890 738 registered their electronic votes for the first time in the Presidential elections, and 893 643 was reserved in the National Assembly elections.


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