TWO members of the ruling Swapo Party have submitted their nominations this month to partake in the Walvis Bay Urban by-elections, set for January next year, as independent candidates.
One such candidate is the former boxing promoter, Knowledge Ipinge and the other is community activist Kenneth Iilonga. They both handed in their nominations as independent candidates for the regional council by-elections.
“I submitted my name [as an independent-candidate nominee] on Friday morning, two days prior to the public seating. I managed to get over 200 signatures,” Impinge said.
Iilonga is trying his luck at the regional councillor … Read More
THE Namibia Defence Force (NDF) announced today that it was happy
that peace and stability prevailed before, during and after the national
elections that took place last week Wednesday.
In a media statement issued by the acting chief of NDF, air vice marshal Martin Pinehas, the NDF is “happy to announce with appreciation that the citizens of the Land of the Brave ensured that peace … Read More
THE Namibian Economic Freedom Fighters’ national coordinator Kalimbo Iipumbu hailed the party’s showing in last week’s National Assembly elections, in which the party secured two seats.
This, he said, marks the beginning of hard work.
“It has been difficult taking part in national issues and reaching marginalised communities without any funds from the state. We are going to concentrate on the agenda to liberate our people economically,” he … Read More
A CROSS section of election observers monitoring the pre-and post-election environment in Namibia have called for the Electoral Commission of Namibia to create a broad-based engagement with civil society in the future to give more credence to the electoral process.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Election Observer Mission (SEOM), African Union Election Observer Mission (AUEOM), Electoral Commissions Forum of SADC countries (ECF-SADC), as well as the Commonwealth Election Observer Mission … Read More
PRESIDENT Hage Geingob was re-elected for a second term by a
sharply reduced majority in a hotly contested general election, marred
by technical failures and a slow vote collating and verification
The Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) proclaimed the elections free and fair, despite numerous complaints and allegations of manipulation by opposition parties and candidates.
The electoral management body did little to dispel these allegations.
Namibia’s electorate, which endured standing in long queues and going through a slow voting process at polling stations on Wednesday, was frustrated at having to wait another … Read More
THE ruling Swapo Party has lost its overwhelming parliamentary dominance after gaining 63 seats in the National Assembly election – just short of a two-thirds majority that would have enabled the party to push through constitutional changes despite opposition from other parties.
President Hage Geingob won re-election with 56,3% of the votes cast in the presidential election – a fall of more than a third from his 87% share of the vote in 2014. Independent presidential candidate Panduleni Itula received 29,4% of the votes in the presidential election, ending in second place after Geingob.