McHenry Venaani during a rally at Swakopmund earlier this year. Photo: File


THE Popular Democratic Movement has gained over 100 000 votes for the National Assembly elections with 100 constituencies confirmed.

The latest results confirmed by the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) show the ruling Swapo party in the lead with over 425 000 votes (66%) followed by the PDM with slightly over 100 000 votes (15%).

The party got about 43 000 votes, gaining five parliamentary seats, when it became the official opposition status in 2014.

The PDM is in second place, followed by the Landless People’s Movement (LPM) in the race to parliament which so far has gained 33 000 votes (5,6%).

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