Hage Geingob, SWAPO win Presidential and National Assembly elections

Hage Geingob, SWAPO win Presidential and National Assembly elections

President Hage Geingob and governing party SWAPO have won the National Assembly and Presidential Elections, albeit with reduced margins.
President Geingob received 464 703 (56,3%) of the vote while SWAPO garnered 536 861 (65,5%) of the vote and received 63 seats. In 2014 SWAPO won 715 026 (80%) and President Geingob 772 528 (87%) of the vote.
Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) will return as the official opposition with 136 576 (16 seats) Bernadus Swartbooi's Landless People's Movement (LPM) also making an entrance into Parliament after their maiden elections. LPM will be represented by three MPs.
Of the over 1,3 million registered voters only 826 198 (60,8%) voted in the Presidential election while 820 227 (60,4%) voted in the National Assembly election held on Wednesday 27 November.
Independent presidential candidate Dr Panduleni Itula, who won the majority of votes in Khomas and Erongo, received 242 657 (29,4%) of the vote while the Popular Democratic Movement's (PDM) McHenry Venaani received 43 959 (5,3%).
The Namibia Economic Freedom Fighter's (NEFF) 13 580, National Unity Democratic Organisation (NUDO) 16 066, Republican Party (RP) 14 546,
United Democratic Front (UDF) 14 644 and All People's Party (APP) 14 644 all won two seats in Parliament.
The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) 8 953, SWANU 5 330 and Christian Democratic Voice (CDV) 5 841 will have one seat each in Parliament.
The results were announced Saturday evening just after 21h00 at the Central Elections Results Centre (CERC) at the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN).