Saturday, 30 November 2019 22:54

President Hage Geingob and his ruling Namibian South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) party has won the elections, the country’s electoral commission announced.

The SWAPO party received over 56 percent of the votes for the national assembly, significantly less than during the last elections when the party, which has been in power since independence in 1990, won 80 percent of the vote.

Independent candidate Itula Panduleni Filemon Bango finished second, with just over 29 percent of the vote.

Geingob celebrated his win even before the official results were made public. 

“I am humbled and commit to serve the Namibian nation with more passion and utmost dedication, to bring tangible improvements in the lives of our citizens,” Geingob wrote on Facebook on Saturday afternoon.

Geingob’s win comes days after allegations of corruption and money laundering in the Namibian fishing industry led to the resignation and arrest of two government ministers.

Source: News Agency.